The NJTPA has launched an Equity Resources website
to provide data, guidance and tools to help improve participation by minority, low income and traditionally underserved communities in the transportation planning work conducted and funded by the NJTPA.
The NJTPA requires public engagement and outreach, with a focus on underserved communities, for studies and planning efforts it funds, including those conducted by member subregions – the 13 counties and two cities represented on the NJTPA Board.
The website provides guidance for these efforts. It includes an Equity Analysis tool,
which maps areas of traditionally underserved populations using federal data and an Equity Assessment guide
that provides detailed ifor identifying populations that have been traditionally underrepresented in the planning process.
The website is being launched as a beta version and the NJTPA welcomes input and comment on its content and usefulness. The website will be presented and discussed at the Planning Tools Expo
on May 19, 2022.
This resource supports the NJTPA’s commitment to ensuring that everyone in its region has access to participate in its projects and programs, and that its activities comply with Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
and other federal non-discrimination policies and statues.