Transportation Equity

Transportation plays a pivotal role in shaping human interaction, economic mobility, and sustainability.  Transportation also provides access to opportunity and serves as a key component in addressing poverty, unemployment, and equal opportunity goals while ensuring access to education, health care, and other public services.  Here are some pros and cons relating to transportation equity: 

  • Cuts in public transit have a negative ripple effect in communities where the majority is people of color; since they are less likely to own cars.  Hence, they face higher than average unemployment, poverty, and economic hard times. Cutting transit service and raising fares as a means to positively impact the emissions problem will only exacerbate social inequality.