Advancing Transportation Equity and Environmental Justice

Jana Milford, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Environmental Engineering Program, University of Colorado Boulder; Ivonne Santiago, ASPIRE Co-Director of Diversity and Culture of Inclusion and Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso; K’yla Sims, Doctoral student in Political Science, Purdue University

ASPIRE’s vision is to advance a sustainable and equitable future for transportation through widespread vehicle electrification. This presentation described some of the existing disparities in transportation access and exposure to traffic and traffic-related air pollution that have resulted from discriminatory practices. The presentation discussed principles of environmental justice that can help guide the vehicle electrification transition.

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