Transcript of the Transportation Equity Caucus July 1, 2014 webinar on Transportation Equity: A 21st Century Civil Rights Issue| More >
The Transportation Equity Caucus hosted a webinar to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and to explore intersections between civil rights and transportation. During the webinar equity advocates in Ohio, South Carolina, and Wisconsin discussed steps taken by local communities to use civil rights statues to ensure federal transportation investments are fair and...| More >
Audio and transcript of the Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity August 7, 2014 audio call on Building Bridges to Economic Opportunity: Using Transportation to Connect People to Work
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The State of Transit in New Orleans: The Need for a More Efficient, Equitable, and Sustainable System
Ride New Orleans’ analysis in this report highlights several critical findings.
- By the end of 2012, just 36% of the pre-Katrina transit service offered by the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) in 2005 had been restored – although 86% of New Orleans’ population had returned to the city.
- Service reductions have been worst in areas where transit service is needed most: low-income...
Transportation is a critical link to ensuring opportunity for all connecting us to jobs, schools, housing, health care, and grocery stores. Even more, transportation planning and investment decisions; what we build, where it is placed, and who builds it – is central to creating equitable regions. Urban and rural communities that have sought to target transportation resources to places and...| More >
City Cyclists Ride More Safely: An Observational Study of Biking Behavior in Lower and Central Manhattan
During the last decade a large number of towns and cities across the country have undertaken major initiatives to promote cycling. One of the most prominent examples of this trend is New York City which has devoted enormous resources to encourage cycling. Several factors are contributing to the movement to increase cycling as an alternative means of transportation.| More >
Many local activist groups like the NAACP and LEAD (Leaders for Equality and Action in Dayton) held a planned protest to send a message to Beavercreek City Council to put bus stops on Pentagon Boulevard. Supporters of the issue say people who rely on public transportation can't retain jobs, services and educational opportunities in Beavercreek because of the lack of bus stops there.| More >
The Southern Coalition for Social Justice submits this complaint against the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SC DOT) under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 on behalf of Southernside Neighborhoods In Action.
SNIA requests that U.S. DOT’s Office of Civil Rights investigate SC DOT’s decision-making process for consistency with its Title VI and Environmental Justice...| More >
The Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH) challenged a decision of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) to make improvements to the “Zoo Interchange,” which is a part of the Interstate Highway System located in the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area.
The organization contended that the agencies failed to prepare an...| More >
A Call For Florida To Assure Transparency, Accountability And Equity In The Use Of Economic Recovery Funds
Through the ARRA, an unprecedented volume of resources will be dispensed. The variety of government levels, agencies, and programs through which funds will be channeled, and the range of economic need throughout the country all represent the exceptional challenge of allocating the Recovery Act money. These precious resources must be clearly useful, have impact, and demonstrate to the public...| More >
Filling the Financing Gap for Equitable Transit-Oriented Development describes the key components of a model system for equitable TOD, the most common challenges regional actors face in moving equitable TOD projects forward and a variety of strategies partners can use to address these challenges. The report includes recommendations for approaches to leveraging public and private funds,...| More >
This publication provides a great introduction to Minnesota's environmental policy framework. It is not an advocacy document, and does not include specific positions on controversial environmental issues. For that, please contact MCEA directly, or peruse the rest of this website.| More >
Taking Initiative In Our Neighborhoods From Peer Mentorship to Network Building: Ten Years of Building Capacity in AAPI Communities
This paper outlines the successes of the ACTION TA Program and the vision of the program moving forward. This program has built upon the existing strengths in AAPI communities to develop a vibrant, nationally networked, community-based infrastructure that supports a more just and inclusive nation. We hope that this paper is a useful resource for foundations, corporations, government agencies,...| More >
The fair housing investigation—commissioned by NCLR and conducted by ERC in Birmingham, Alabama; Atlanta, Georgia; and San Antonio, Texas—explores the extent to which Latinos are subject to adverse and differential treatment when trying to secure rental housing or buy a home. The investigation utilized a “matched pair” methodology, where Hispanic and White non-Hispanic testers with virtually...| More >
Valuing Our Western Public Lands: Safeguarding Our Economy and Way of Life America's Public Lands Are A Valuable Asset
In this report, the National Wildlife Federation explores the “value” of America’s public lands. As a noun, “value” refers to monetary worth. As a verb, “value” refers to the act of appreciating and treasuring something. This report compiles and summarizes data from a growing body of research on the value of public lands, which confirms that public lands are vital to the nation’s economic...| More >
This report, issued May 16, 2013, by the Alameda County Department of Public Health, finds significant public health impacts on bus riders resulting from service cuts and fare hikes.| More >
According to the report Endangered By Sprawl: How Runaway Development Threatens America’s Wildlife, produced by the National Wildlife Federation, Smart Growth America, and NatureServe, the rapid conversion of once-natural areas and farmland into subdivisions, shopping centers, roads and parking lots has become a leading threat to America’s native plants and animals.| More >
An updated analysis of US Census Bureau data finds that more than half of fully-retired, elder-only households are economically insecure. While the threat of economic insecurity affects elders of all backgrounds, it varies substantially by gender, race, age, household composition and other characteristics. In order to assess the economic security of today’s older adults, WOW compares actual...| More >