TRB’s Transportation Explorers: Anthony Foxx Explores Equity

Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx discusses growing up in Charlotte, N.C., where
freeways that were essentially walls cut his neighborhood off from the rest of the world. Neighborhoods
like this – “on the other side of the tracks” – all over the country saw their economic values decrease
without any real restitution. Foxx talks about how the lessons of the past can inform how we make
future decisions on how to develop, particularly with better connecting all people to the essential
goods and services they need. Getting the dollars to the local level, especially to metropolitan and
regional planning organizations, is another way he would like to see equity addressed in 2021. He
also talks about his wish to see some of the many climate experts and advocates get more involved in the
equity conversation.

Click here to listen to this episode of TRB’s Transportation Explorers.

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experts behind the research. They often have early insights on how we might build our future transportation systems.

This Summary Last Modified On: 12/10/2020

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