January 2023

Rethinking Transportation Equity

Robert W.Poole Jr. Director of Transportation Policy, Reason Foundation

No one who’s been paying attention to transportation policy over the past decade could miss the increasing focus on “equity.” The U.S. DOT is building on President Biden’s Executive Order 13985, “Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government” with an effort to include equity considerations in all its programs. Sessions on equity occur with increasing frequency at conferences of the Transportation Research Board, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association, etc.

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