publication . Doctoral thesis . 2013

Enhancing Transportation Equity Analysis for Long Range Planning and Decision Making

Bills, Tierra Suzan;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) regularly perform equity analyses for their long-range transportation plans, as this is required by Environmental Justice regulations. These regional-level plans may propose hundreds of transportation infrastructure and policy changes (e.g. highway and transit extensions, fare changes, pricing schemes, etc.) as well as land-use policy changes. The challenge is to assess the distribution of impacts from all the proposed changes across different population segments. In addition, these agencies are to confirm that disadvantaged groups will share equitably in the benefits and not be overly adversely affected. While there ar...
Subjects
free text keywords: Civil engineering, Transportation, Activity-based Travel Demand Models, Equity Analysis, Transportation Planning
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