FYI - I was recently sent a link to this Toolkit which is meant to help the general public figure out how to voice their ideas when their community is engaged in the process of making transportation decisions. It will help them learn about laws and policies that give them the right to participate in transportation decision-making processes. It will also help them learn how to take advantage of opportunities that occur during the process of planning, funding, designing, building and maintaining transportation projects. While it is a little long, it is well done.
Hi. This is a gentile reminder that the TRB Committee on Transportation
and Public Health is hosting its mid-year meeting, tomorrow, Tuesday,
July 20, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Eastern time. This is an online
meeting and the meeting agenda is attached along with the Zoom meeting
invite with all the phone-in only options. Keep in mind if you only
phone in you will not be able to see all the materials and handouts
until after the meeting when they will be posted on the committees
TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD
AME70, Committee on Transportation and Public Health
2021 Mid-Year Meeting
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern Time
Transportation Planning Consultant
FYI - See https://camsys.com/equitygrants
DEADLINE EXTENDED 1 week to July 22, 5:30pm Eastern Time
Optional Drop-in Information Sessions:
July 16, 9-10 PT / 11-12 CT / 12-1 ET, Click here to join the meeting<https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MGJmNGI2NTctZWNlOS00…>
July 16, 1-2 PT / 3-4 CT / 4-5 ET, Click here to join the meeting<https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NjU2MTk2N2EtYmE5OS00…>
Cambridge Systematics is driven to improve society through our objective leadership in transportation. One way we achieve this is by grounding our work in the distinct principles and purpose that drive us to meet the challenges of advancing an equitable future through transportation. We have an unwavering commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within our company and in our communities. We acknowledge past wrongs in transportation planning and implementation and recognize that we need to lead the industry in creating a more equitable and inclusive transportation system for all the people it serves.
That’s why we are going beyond our paid client work to offer in-kind grants so we can partner with select nonprofit and grassroots community-based organizations to advance their equity goals by providing Equity-In-Action through access to our proprietary data and to our experts.
Below is information regarding the grant purpose and qualifications for 2021 and a link to the grant application.
We will support projects for:
· Studying travel made by residents of communities with historically disadvantaged populations for the purpose of helping better understand trip making in and around their communities and working collaboratively to compare trip patterns to existing mobility options;
· Studying access to job centers, education (colleges, universities and job training), health care, and/or other social determinants of health and of healthy communities including fresh food and social networks;
· Conducting research that addresses inequities in our transportation systems;
· Strengthening grant applications to advance equitable transportation access to—and/or equitable impact of transportation investments in—health care, health outcomes, education, jobs, job training, fresh food, and other key determinants of health and economic security, by showcasing travel and traffic conditions; and/or
· Advancing equitable recovery from COVID-19.
All grants will include data set(s), and may also include limited consultation to help interpret and apply the data.
Types of data provided may include—but are not necessarily limited to—either or both of the following:
· Trip flows (from our LOCUS location based services dataset)--show travel patterns using anonymized cell phone data, by time of day, day of week, trip distance, travel purpose View a sample trip flow<https://camsys.com/sites/default/files/Camsys_Equity_Grant_Flow_Example.pdf>
· Census equity-focused demographic information, via access to a tool developed by CS
Types of consulting provided may include—but are not necessarily limited to—any or all of the following:
· Transportation/infrastructure grant application expertise
· Transit planning and operations expertise
· Stakeholder outreach/engagement expertise
· Data visualization
· Data analysis (of data supplied by CS or data from the grantee)
· Knowledge transfer to build skills in independent data analysis