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USDOT Justice40 Initiative Virtual Public Meeting #2
November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
USDOT will host the second session in a two-part interactive series on the Justice40 initiative. This second session will ask participants to provide input on the types of data and metrics that USDOT can use to develop a framework for transportation programs impacting communities. The session will assume some prior knowledge of USDOT structure, programs, funding mechanisms, and terminology as well as the types of data used in environmental justice and related fields. Though not required, participants are encouraged to attend session #1 for additional context ahead of session #2.
From day one, the Biden-Harris Administration named racial equity and climate as immediate priorities and have called on a whole-of-government approach to address two of the most important and urgent challenges of our time.
Of course, these issues are related, often intersecting, and so the Administration has created the Justice40 Initiative, which aims to deliver 40% of the overall benefits of relevant federal investments to disadvantaged communities.
Both meetings will be open to the public, but content will differ based on the expected prior knowledge of participants. Members of impacted communities are encouraged to participate, as are potential USDOT funding recipients such as state, regional, and local government agencies, tribal nations, academic institutions, community-based, non-profit, and private-sector organizations.