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Peer Exchanges, Planning for a Better Tomorrow, Transportation Planning Capacity Building

— Peer Exchange Report —

GIS and Equity Peer Exchange: A TPCB Peer Exchange Event

Location: Virtual
June 22–23, 2021
Host Agency: Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO)
National Peers: Jared Austin, Forward Pinellas
Craig Casper, Corpus Christi Metropolitan Planning Organization
Carson Cooper, Greater Nashville Regional Council
Caroline Daigle, Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency
Grégory Gabriel, Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency
Betsy Harvey, Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization
Kimberly Korejko, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Sungmin Lee, Houston-Galveston Area Council
Andrea Napoli, Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization
Angela Ryan, Forward Pinellas
Pramod Sambidi, Houston-Galveston Area Council
Bill Swiatek, Wilmington Area Planning Council
Kate Zielke, North Central Texas Council of Governments
Sponsoring Agency:
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)


This report summarizes proceedings of a virtual peer exchange sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and hosted by the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO) on June 22–23, 2021. The purpose of the peer exchange was to discuss how metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) can build MPO capacity for using geographic information systems (GIS) to advance equity goals. The event provided an opportunity for MPOs to share experiences, lessons learned, successes, and challenges related to the topic. Specifically, participants discussed how to define equity at an agency and project level, how to use data to inform decisonmaking, and how to use data and GIS to share information and “tell the story” about equity populations and projects. The topics of discussion stemmed from an AMPO survey conducted to solicit MPO needs surrounding equity, data, and GIS.

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