U.S. Department of Transportation Equity Action Plan
The Equity Action Plan highlights work that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will undertake across four focus areas – wealth creation, power of community, interventions, and expanding access – to expand access and opportunity to all communities while focusing on underserved, overburdened, and disadvantaged communities. This Equity Action Plan is a major milestone for the Department of Transportation that represents a shift in how we view and deliver transportation programs.
- Read the Equity Action Plan
“From the construction of the transcontinental railroad to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, transportation has always been inseparable from America’s struggle for racial and economic justice. At its best, transportation can be a powerful engine of opportunity, connecting people to jobs, education, and resources—whether they live in a big city, a rural community, or anywhere in between. Ensuring equity and accessibility for every member of the traveling public is one of the Department of Transportation’s highest priorities.” – Secretary Pete Buttigieg
- Read the Secretary’s message.
Learn About the Equity Action Plan
- A Living Document
- List of Equity Actions
- Equity Action Plan
- Info Session on Transportation Equity Recording (May 2022)
Equity Action Plan Focus Areas
- DOT's Equity activities
- Administration's Equity Agenda
- Government-wide Equity Efforts: Equity on Performance.gov
- Related Milestones Under Executive Order 13985, “Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government”:
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