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Request for Information on Transportation Data and Assessment Methods

Request for Information on Transportation Equity Data

On January 20, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order (EO) 13985, “Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.” Through the implementation of this Administration priority, the Department of Transportation (USDOT or Department) will undertake a comprehensive approach to advance racial equity for all, including individuals who have been historically underserved and adversely affected by persistent poverty or income inequality.

On May 25, 2021, USDOT announced a Request for Information (RFI) to receive input from the public on the data and assessment tools available to assess transportation equity. Equitable access to transportation is a civil right, and this RFI is one action that USDOT is taking in response to EO 13985. Responses are requested no later than 5:00 pm (eastern time) on July 22, 2021.

Comments are only accepted via the docket, for more information read How to comment on the docket instructions.

Tune in for Our Webinar 

On June 25, from 2pm ET– 3pm ET, USDOT hosted a virtual public information session on Equity at USDOT. During this information session, you will hear from senior USDOT leaders about our equity agenda and Request for Information on Transportation Equity Data.

You can view the session recording and slides below

Transportation Equity at USDOT


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Last updated: Thursday, July 1, 2021