Joshua Schank, Director of Transportation Research for the Bipartisan Policy Center’s National Transportation Policy Project (NTPP), was recently a member of a transportation equity panel on HITN’s show Destination Casa Blanca.
The panel, which included Deron Lovaas from the NRDC and Geoff Anderson, President and CEO of Smart Growth America, discussed how previous transportation investments have benefit the wealthier segments of the population while lower-income and minority communities have not reaped the rewards of transportation investments.
The NTPP advocates for transportation investments to be a “bottom-up” process. Instead of investing in particular projects and delivered mainly in the form of federal earmarks, federal investments should be held accountable to achieve distinct national goals, thereby creating a national transportation system that meets the needs of all citizens, regardless of whether they have access to a car.
Check out the highlights of the show here.