TRB Webinar: Balancing the Scales--Equity Analysis in Transportation Planning

October 22, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 1.50 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Historically, certain individuals and communities, including those from minority, low-income, and limited English proficiency populations, have not benefitted equitably from transportation investments and programs. Understanding the impacts of transportation investments on these individuals and communities and taking steps to address inequities are critical functions of transportation agencies. TRB will cohost a webinar with COMTO on Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm Eastern that will help transportation planners develop and implement equity analyses that address the unique contexts of their communities.  The interactive presentation lays out a five-step framework for conducting equity analyses for regional transportation plans and programs, illustrated by case studies.

This webinar is sponsored by TRB and COMTO. The webinar is based on TCRP Research Report 214: Guide to Equity Analysis in Regional Transportation Planning Processes.

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Webinar agenda and presenters

1) Understanding equity definitions and requirements for more robust considerations in transportation planning: Hannah Twaddell & Sherri Steine, ICF

2)  Structured needs assessment and population-weighted approach for multimodal connectivity in low-income and minority areas: Nick Gill, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

4)  Conveying equity analyses findings through communications strategies and public outreach techniques: Grace Cho, Oregon Metro

6) Question and answer session: Moderator Lee L. Davis, Lee L. Davis & Associates

The first 65 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 25 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the blend of qualitative and quantitative assessments needed for equitable decision-making
  2. Understand the inclusive engagement and thoughtful communication fundamental to effective equity-related analyses
  3. Enrich each step of an equity analysis by applying two or more analysis techniques


Further TRB Resources about this topic:
TCRP Research Report 205: Social and Economic Sustainability Performance Measures for Public Transportation: Final Guidance Document

TCRP Research Report 194: Knowledge Management Resources to Support Strategic Workforce Development for Transit Agencies

TCRP Report 148: Practical Resources for Recruiting Minorities for Chief Executive Officers at Public Transportation Agencies

ACRP Report 126: A Guidebook for Increasing Diverse and Small Business Participation in Airport Business Opportunities

ACRP Research Report 201: Airport Emergency Communications for People with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs

ACRP Research Report 217: Guidance for Diversity in Airport Business Contracting and Workforce


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