Categories: Civil Rights
Webinars | 2014

Transportation Equity: A 21st Century Civil Rights Issue

The Transportation Equity Caucus hosted a webinar to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and to explore intersections between civil rights and transportation. During the webinar equity advocates in Ohio, South Carolina, and Wisconsin discussed steps taken by local communities to use civil rights statues to ensure federal transportation investments are fair and inclusive.  Additional resources related to the webinar are provided below. 

Online resources related to the local examples presented during the webinar

Hampton Ave Bridge Complaint Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Part 1)

Hampton Ave Bridge Complaint Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Part 2)

Transit-based Opportunity—Lessons from Dayton

Beavercreek Complaint Filed Under Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964

Response from Federal Highway Administration on Title VI Complaint: Beavercreek Ohio

People March for Bus Stops in Beavercreek

$13.5 Million Transportation Victory: Central city residents will benefit from new bus routes that will connect riders to suburban job hubs

Decision on Title VI Complaint of the Milwaukee Zoo Interchange


Online resources from US Department of Transportation

Background on Environmental Justice and Title VI

Guidance on Environmental Justice & National Environmental Policy Act

Federal Highway Administration Order on Environmental Justice

Federal Transit Administration Circular on Environmental Justice

Fact Sheet on Environmental JusticeFact Sheet on Civil Rights