Institute for Research on Poverty - How Better Measurement Can Improve Transportation Equity In Underserved Communities
In the United States, transportation infrastructure varies substantially by region and from community to community. Lack of access to transportation options can have large effects on individuals’ and families’ wellbeing. Those without consistent access have a harder time reaching employment, schooling, healthcare, and social services. And these transportation challenges often map onto areas of historical inequity and can perpetuate racial disparities. Yet there is relatively little consistent data on transportation access. In this webinar, we hear from two researchers (Gould-Werth and Murphy) who have developed a measure of transportation insecurity and a practitioner (Steiner) who helped to pilot the measure at the municipal level.