Reminder: USDOT Seeks Comments on Transportation Equity

Published on: July 23, 2021

ICYMI: USDOT’s Request for Information (RFI) to receive input from the public on the data and assessment tools available to assess transportation equity comment period has extended to July 22, 2021.

Equitable access to transportation is a civil right, and this RFI is one action USDOT is taking in response to President Biden’s Executive Order, “Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government,” which directs the government to pursue a comprehensive approach to advance equity. The EO requires each federal agency to conduct an equity assessment of high-priority, high-impact agency programs, policies, and processes to be delivered to the Domestic Policy Council by August 8, 2021, part of a holistic approach to addressing equity and systemic barriers and assessing benefits and opportunities.

Through this RFI, USDOT seeks information and recommendations in the field of transportation equity from public agencies, academics involved in the study of equity in transportation decision-making, advocacy and nonprofit organizations working in the transportation sector or the field of equity, and state, local, tribal and territorial stakeholders. The Department will use the responses it receives to inform its approach as it expands the use of data and equity-assessment methods to advance transportation equity goals. The RFI closes on July 22, 2021.

Federal Register: Request for Information on Transportation Equity Data
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