Ethan Conner-Ross and Amber Ontiveros of the Ontiveros/ESI: Equity Solutions joint venture delivered a presentation entitled “State of Good Repair and Transit Equity” at the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials’ (COMTO) 44th National Meeting and Training Conference on Monday, July 13 in Boston.

The presentation demonstrated how transportation agencies’ innate understanding of the benefits of recently instituted State of Good Repair (SGR) program projects can be complimented by sound service equity analysis of the impact of SGR projects on maintaining transit access for minority and low-income communities.

This paper shows how the principles and methodologies that underlie sound equity analyses of proposed service changes under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Environmental Justice can be applied to SGR expenditures on existing routes, and further propose a new methodological approach to conducting service equity analysis in cases where ridership data that includes the home location of riders is available.

Formed in 2014, Ontiveros/ESI: Equity Solutions seeks to assist clients in addressing civil rights and equity issues in transportation, housing and economics. Experts in the joint venture specialize in Title VI analyses, Title VI and DBE training and DBE disparity studies and possess a superior blend of civil rights, disparity and economic and urban planning expertise that enables clients to assess policies and practices while addressing discriminatory impacts.

To download the paper, click here.

For more on COMTO’s 44th National Meeting and Training Conference, click here.

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