Hypepotamus: The Challenge of Equitable Mobility

Contributor thoughts by Debra Lam

March 27, 2023, 5:03pm EDT

Equitable access to mobility – or lack thereof – drives a great deal of the stratification of society in Georgia and elsewhere. Economic mobility often hinges on physical access to the available economic and other opportunities.

This is changing, but transportation systems in the United States are often fragmented by geographic and political boundaries and lack a shared vision. Despite the vast differences among various transport systems, some common challenges include:

  1. Lack of a shared definition of transportation equity
  2. Fragmented systems and overlapping jurisdictions
  3. Lack of coordination with local land use, zoning and housing agencies
  4. Insufficient funding and a lack of dedicated funding from non-transportation related sources

How can these issues be addressed? Read more here.

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