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How Better Measurement Can Improve Transportation Equity in Underserved Communities

  • Alix Gould-Werth, Alexandra Murphy, and Aaron Steiner
  • November 30 2021
  • W85-2021

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
2:00–3:00 Eastern | 1:00–2:00 Central | 12:00–1:00 Mountain | 11:00–12:00 Pacific

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Alix Gould-WerthAlexandra MurphyAaron Steiner

Alix Gould-Werth, Director of Family Economic Security Policy, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Alexandra Murphy, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan
Aaron Steiner, Former Program Director, South Bend Commuters Trust 

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.


Employment, Employment General, Housing, Housing General, Inequality & Mobility, Inequality & Mobility General, Place, Poverty Measurement, Poverty Measurement General, Spatial Mismatch


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