MTC’s Equity Platform is based on a commitment to meaningfully reverse disparities in access and dismantle systemic exclusion.
Public transportation can offer a “ladder of opportunity”, providing affordable and convenient connections to jobs, goods and services, medical care, and other essentials of daily life. But pervasive racism and discrimination in land use, transportation, and transit planning have created wide gaps in transit access across race, income, and other characteristics, exacerbating social inequity.
The Transit Center’s Equity dashboard
illuminates existing disparities and tracks progress toward equity by measuring transit outcomes for Black people, other people of color, people living in poverty, and single mothers.