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

— Peer Exchange Report —

Transportation Equity

Location: Virtual
Date: March 22-23, 2022
Host Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)
National Peers: Amar Azucena Cid, Caltrans Office on Race and Equity (CORE)
Holly Bieneman, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)
Natasha Fackler, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)
Nicole Tyler, PennDOT
Terri Slaughter, Michigan Transportation Department (MDOT)
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)


This report highlights the presentations, discussions, and key takeaways from the “Transportation Equity” virtual peer exchange, held over two half-days on March 22-23, 2022. The event was sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through its Transportation Planning Capacity Building (TPCB) program, led jointly with the Federal Transit Administration. The event was held at the request of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to bring together peers from across the country to discuss transportation equity and the need for inclusive practices in transportation planning, programming, and project delivery. About 45 participants attended the event, representing peer State departments of transportation (State DOTs), metropolitan planning organizations, representatives from FHWA, FTA, and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials; and other transportation partner agencies from the peer States. The peers included California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).

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