USDOT this week announced a Request for Information (RFI) to receive input from the public on the data and assessment tools available to assess transportation equity.

Equitable access to transportation is a civil right, and this RFI is one action USDOT is taking in response to President Biden’s Executive Order, “Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government,” which directs the government to pursue a comprehensive approach to advance equity. The EO requires each federal agency to conduct an equity assessment of high-priority, high-impact agency programs, policies, and processes to be delivered to the Domestic Policy Council by August 8, 2021, part of a holistic approach to addressing equity and systemic barriers and assessing benefits and opportunities.

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