In these times of rapid and unprecedented change, the critical need for urgent action in advancing greater workforce diversity and development, innovation and continuous learning, and “people-readiness” at all levels has risen to new levels. Climate change, growing inequality, increasing digitalization, new players and business models highlight the critical role of transportation careers in community-building and achieving equity-centered and sustainable outcomes. TRB hosted the third webinar in this series on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern that spotlighted the development of policies and practices that more fully address inequities and injustices caused and contributed to by transportation. Presenters shared how cross-sector integration can improve access to goods, services, and opportunities in communities. Presenters also discussed the importance of diverse and authentic community participation in driving more equitable policies, programs, practices, and outcomes.
The first webinar in this series, The Future Transportation Workforce is Happening Now!, was held on Wednesday, February 8, 2023. The second webinar in this series, Sustainable Mobility: New and Expanding Opportunities, was held on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.
This webinar was sponsored by TRB’s Executive Office.
Webinar agenda and presenters
Integrating public health and social equity into transportation – Todd Litman, Victoria Transport Policy Institute
Transportation access for everyone – Anna Zivarts, Disability Mobility Initiative, Washington State
A bigger lens: Equity is not sameness – Jamaal Schoby, CHPlanning, Ltd
Question and answer session moderated by Tanisha Hall, Fairpointe Planning
The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
Identify how transportation integrates with public health and other sectors to shape community and societal equity outcomes
There were no credits associated with this webinar.