Equity in Practice: A Guidebook for Transit Agencies
Transit can function as a ladder of opportunity, but it is not immune to the racism and classism embedded in American life. In addition to the inequities caused by a transportation system biased in favor of private car travel, many transit systems are themselves shaped by a historical legacy of discrimination and marginalization. To address these inequities, transit agencies must look within. In this report, TransitCenter and the Center for Neighborhood Technology examine the internal structures and practices of transit agencies, and how they can be reformed to deliver better outcomes for the people with the most at stake in transit -- low-income riders, riders of color, and frontline transit workers.