One of Texas's most-notorious highway expansion projects is being put on pause, thanks to a U.S. Department of Transportation that's newly committed to mitigating the racist impacts of federally funded transportation projects.
This week, we talk about diversity in transit (and the need for more!) with Angie Rivera-Malpiede of the Regional Transportation District in Denver, and Cindy Chavez, a Santa Clara County, Calif. supervisor.
A growing body of research has proven that incomplete and dangerous transportation infrastructure in lower-income areas has a disparate negative impact on Black, Indigenous and people of color. Now ODOT's own analysis proves the existence of these impacts on BIPOC Oregonians for the first time.
Every single state in America but one has gotten more dangerous for walkers in the last two years, and the one that didn't only managed to maintain its abysmal rate of walking fatalities, rather than reducing it.