Strategies for Improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Transportation Planning Profession

The objective of this research is to identify meaningful and effective strategies for state departments of transportation (DOTs) and other transportation agencies to increase and sustain diversity, equity, and inclusion of their transportation planning staff. The strategies will be specific, focused, and designed to foster an inclusive work culture for agencies where DEI in transportation planning is a priority. Strategies will address but not be limited to:   (1) Recruitment, promotion, and retention of a diverse transportation planning staff; (2) Allocation of agency resources to support DEI goals and priorities; (3) Ensuring contributions by all staff are valued; (4) Increasing agency-wide accountability for DEI goals; (5) Building staff capacity in fostering respectful, welcoming, and constructive professional relationships; and (6) Collaborating with educational institutions to sustain DEI for the future of the transportation planning profession.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $350000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 08-152

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Hartell, Ann

  • Start Date: 20230117
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01772191
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-152
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 24 2021 10:08PM