Events / Meetings

A New Roadmap for Transportation and Health Equity

When: Monday, November 2, 2020 -- 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET

Webinar Description:

Transportation is much more than mobility; it is social determinant of health. Transportation affects residents’ health and well being in multiple ways, including facilitating or constraining opportunities for physical activity, exposing communities to vehicular air pollution, and enabling residents to access health-promoting destinations. The way transportation systems have been planned, designed, and built has had uneven impacts on communities, with communities of color having greater exposure to pollution from vehicular traffic, less access to health-promoting destinations, and inadequate infrastructure for walking and cycling. Native American, Black, and Hispanic pedestrians are overrepresented in traffic deaths. Furthermore, people of color—especially Black people—face the threat of violence when traveling, limiting the ability to travel freely by any mode.

In this webinar, ITE will share what it is doing to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization and transportation profession. This webinar will describe the multiple ways in which transportation contributes to the health and well being of individuals and communities. Strategies for how to better address health and equity in transportation planning and design to improve the quality of life in communities will also be shared. In this webinar, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own transportation practices by considering how their projects have harmed or benefited communities of color as well as reflect on what they might have done differently. The webinar will conclude with action items that individuals can take to advance equity in their workplace and community.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what ITE is doing to create greater diversity, equity, and inclusion within the organization and in the transportation industry
  • Learn how transportation affects health and how it can result in unfair burdens and benefits to communities
  • Learn an approach to planning, designing, and building transportation systems that improve equity
  • Reflect on the potential harms generated from transportation projects individuals have participated in and identify what they might have done differently
  • Equip individuals with action items to advance diversity, inclusion, and equity in their workplace and community


  • Alyssa Rodriguez, Director of Information Technology | City of Henderson, Nevada
  • Veronica O. Davis, P.E., Co-Founder/Principal Planning Manager | Nspiregreen, LLC
  • Leslie Meehan, MPA, AICP, Director | Office of Primary Prevention, Commissioner's Office of Tennessee Department of Health
  • Jeff Riegner,  PE AICP PTOE, Vice President | Whitman, Requardt & Associates, LLP

ITE Members: Free
Non-Members: $49.00

This fee includes a live web event, an archived recording, webinar evaluation, 1.5 PDH credits, and a certificate of completion.