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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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