By Eddie Montejo
February 4 is National Transit Equity Day, celebrating Rosa Parks’ courageous act on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1953 that became a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights movement and laid the foundation for transit equity today. But what does transit equity mean in 2023?
Transit equity seeks to ensure that all people have access to efficient, reliable, and affordable public transportation. Achieving transit equity in American cities has become more challenging in the last several years due to the ongoing effects of the pandemic, looming economic uncertainties, and an ever-changing national culture. As a transportation planner at Parametrix, I believe that one of the best things about our firm is that we take on these large and complex challenges as a core component of our transportation practice.
In honor of National Transit Equity Day, we’ve compiled a... (more)