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Environmental Justice in Transportation Committee (ADD50)

 

The Committee on Environmental Justice identifies, advances and publishes research to expand understanding of the effects and implications of transportation policies, procedures and actions on minority and low-income populations (EJ populations), and seeks to improve evaluation tools and methodologies.
 
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Research Topics

 

The ADD50 Committee has focused on research in five areas, described below; work continues to build on the past successes in these five areas. Also, the Committee would endeavor to promote cross-cutting activities.

 

  • Research on the distribution of harmful human health or environmental effects of transportation programs, policies and activities

 

  • Research and development of improved methods and techniques for estimating and presenting the distribution of disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of transportation programs, policies and activities. This will include improved GIS technologies focused on socio-economic data.

 

  • Research on the availability of data sources needed to identify and evaluate minority and low-income populations.

 

  • Research on the indirect and cumulative effects associated with transportation projects that could contribute to a disproportionate impact.

 

  • Research on how effective transportation professionals are with their public involvement techniques to reach the underserved

 

About the Committee

 

The mission and scope of the TRB Environmental Justice (EJ) in Transportation Committee (ADD50) is to identify, advance and publish research aimed at expanding current and future understandings and improved evaluations of effects and implications of transportation policies, procedures and actions on minority and low-income populations.

 

The primary mission of this Committee is to engage in research, planning, evaluation, education and outreach associated with environmental justice and transportation equity that would advance the state of the practice for all transportation agencies.

 

Given the complex links among mobility/accessibility needs, economic opportunities, socio-cultural, environmental and health effects, which are compounded by different strata (e.g., spatial, temporal, modal, generational, gender, racial, cultural, income), this Committee brings a variety of disciplines (e.g., planners, social scientists, epidemiologists, economists, attorneys, engineers, advocates, elected officials and academics) together to advance the Committee’s mission and scope.

 

The Committee uses a variety of venues to disseminate research results to local, state and federal transportation agencies and practitioners attempting to meaningfully address mobility and accessibility needs of minority and low-income communities across the nation and around the world. 

 

 
 
 
For questions about the Committee, please contact:

 

Co-Chairs

David Kuehn

Federal Highway Administration 

david.kuehn@dot.gov

 

Anne C. Morris

Anne Morris and Associates, LLC 

anne@anne-morris.com

 

TRB Staff Representative

Martine A. Micozzi

Transportation Research Board

MMicozzi@nas.edu

 

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