This project was funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC) under grant number NITC-RR-1122. National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), Institute for Sustainable Solutions - Portland State University, and University of Oregon.
Traffic surveys -- Oregon -- Portland, Transportation -- Planning -- Statistical methods, Urban transportation policy -- Social aspects, Transportation -- Research -- Citizen participation
This project used a mixed-methods approach to data collection and analysis in the Portland, OR, metropolitan area. It used quantitative techniques, the 2010 Decennial Census, and the 2011 Oregon Household Activity Survey to assess how accurately travel survey data represent minority populations. These groups are of primary interest due to their status as protected classes under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, and accurate data on the mobility patterns of these groups is essential to equitable transportation planning. Qualitative focus groups with residents in the Portland metropolitan area investigated better methods for building equity into transportation surveys using community input to critique existing survey methods while also collecting alternative approaches that are relevant to community members.
Lubitow, Amy; Liévanos, Raoul, McGee, Julius & Carpenter, Erika. Developing Data, Models, and Tools to Enhance Transportation Equity. NITC-RR-1122. Portland, OR: Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC), 2019. https://doi.org/10.15760/trec.239