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Resources on EJ, Civil Rights & Public Involvement

Have other resources to share? Please email Cheryl Thole at thole@cutr.usf.edu and Eloisa Raynault at eloisa.raynault@apha.org.

(New) The Social Research in Transport (SORT) Clearinghouse at Monash University in Australia aims to increase awareness of social issues in transport by making it easier to access research in this area. The Clearinghouse is a repository of research reports, research abstracts and links to research findings. See http://www.sortclearinghouse.info/ 

 

Report on High Speed Rail and Social Equity, http://equity.lsnc.net/high-speed-rail-and-social-equity/ 

 

National Institute of Environmental Health Services, Partnerships for Environmental Public Health,  http://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/programs/peph/index.cfm  

 

Baltimore Region Environmental Justice in Transportation Project (BREJTP) Environmental Justice Toolkit, http://www.brejtp.com/

 

Regional Perspectives: Seeking Justice in Transportation Plans, http://www.brejtp.com/2009/06/23/regional-perspectives-seeking-justice-in-transportation-plans/

 

US Department of Transportation (DOT), Environmental Justice website, http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/ej2000.htm

 

USDOT Order on Environmental Justice, http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/ejustice/dot_ord.htm

 

Limited English Proficiency website, http://www.dotcr.ost.dot.gov/asp/lep.asp

 

Transportation Capacity Building Program (FHWA/FTA), http://www.planning.dot.gov/

 

FTA Title VI page and links, http://www.fta.dot.gov/civilrights/civil_rights_5088.html

 

FTA Title VI Circular 4702.1A, http://www.fta.dot.gov/laws/circulars/leg_reg_5956.html

 

Commemoration of Montgomery Bus Boycott, http://www.fta.dot.gov/civilrights/title6/civil_rights_960.html

 

United We Ride (CCCAM), http://www.unitedweride.gov/

 

US Environmental Protection Agency & Council on Environmental Quality: Environmental Justice section, http://www.epa.gov/compliance/environmentaljustice/

 

NEJAC Model Plan for Public Participation, http://www.epa.gov/projectxl/nejac.htm

 

Environmental Justice Guidance Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), http://ceq.hss.doe.gov/nepa/regs/ej/justice.pdf

 

EPA Needs to Consistently Implement the Intent of the Executive Order on Environmental Justice (OIG report), http://www.epa.gov/oig/reports/2004/20040301-2004-P-00007.pdf

 

Government Accountability Office (formerly General Accounting Office, GAO): Transportation Disadvantaged Populations:  Some Coordination Efforts Among Programs Providing Transportation Services, but Obstacles Persist (Report #03-697), http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d03697.pdf

EPA Should Devote More Attention to Environmental Justice when Developing Clean Air Rules (Report #05-289), http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d05289.pdf

 

Transportation Services: Better Dissemination and Oversight of DOT’s Guidance Could Lead to improved Access for Limited English-Proficient Populations (Report #06-52), http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0652.pdf

 

Poverty in America: Consequences for Individuals and the Economy (Report #07-343T), http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d07343t.pdf

 

The Civil Rights Project (formerly at Harvard, now at UCLA), http://www.civilrightsproject.ucla.edu/research/transportation/trans_gen.php

 

Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University, http://www.ejrc.cau.edu/

 

Executive Orders, http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/executive-orders/disposition.html

 

·         #12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-income Populations (1994)

·         #13166, Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency (2000)         

·         #13330, Human Service Transportation Coordination (2004)

 

American Bar Association, The Law of Environmental Justice: Update Service, http://www.abanet.org/environ/committees/envtab/ejupdates.html

 

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, “and Justice for All”, http://www.dvrpc.org/reports/04035.pdf

 

Download of “Desk Guide: Environmental Justice in Transportation Planning and Investments” by ICF Consulting and Myra Frank, for Caltrans (2003, 161 pages), http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp/offices/opar/ejandtitlevi_files/EJDeskGuideJan03.pdf

 

Environmental Justice & Transportation: A Citizen’s Handbook (ITS, University of California Berkeley, 2003), http://www.its.berkeley.edu/research/ejhandbook/ejhandbook.html

 

NCHRP Report #532 “Effective Methods for Environmental Justice Assessment” (Project #8-41, published September 2004), http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_rpt_532.pdf

 

NCHRP Report #456 “Assessing Social & Economic Effects of Transportation Projects” (2001), http://onlinepubs.trb.org/Onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_rpt_456-a.pdf and http://onlinepubs.trb.org/Onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_w31.pdf

 

Transportation Equity Network, http://www.transportationequity.org/ 

 

Victoria Transport Policy Institute, Equity Evaluation, http://www.vtpi.org/tdm/tdm13.htm

 

PolicyLink Equity Blog, http://equityblog.org/ and Equitable Development Toolkit, http://www.policylink.org/site/c.lkIXLbMNJrE/b.5136575/k.39A1/Equitable_Development_Toolkit.htm

 

This set of Online Environmental Justice Resources contains more than 500 entries, including links to relevant statutes, regulations, reports, case studies, key NGOs in the field, and a section devoted to international Environmental Justice issues. The site is hosted by Tulane Law School’s Environmental Law Clinic.
Documents from Darensburg v. Metropolitan Transportation Commission, http://publicadvocates.org/ and http://publicadvocates.org/ourwork/transportation/index.html#MTC
"Environmental Justice and Transportation" published in 2003 can be accessed through e-Scholarship and downloaded as a pdf. Try this url: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/66t4n94b
Other TRB Committees and Subcommittees:

 

Public Involvement in Transportation (ADA60), http://www.trbpi.com/

 

Metropolitan Policy, Planning and Processes (ADA20), http://trb.mtc.ca.gov/metroplan/

 

Health and Transportation Subcommittee (ADD50-01), http://www.trbhealth.org

 

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