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Focus Term: Equity

Justice40-Covered USDOT Funding Programs with Non-Federal Match Flexibility
July 06, 2023
To assist disadvantaged communities with realizing this goal, the Department offers non-federal match flexibility for select Justice40-covered programs.
The Critical Role of Active Transportation in the Federal Carbon Reduction Program
June 27, 2023
The Carbon Reduction Program (CRP), which provides $6.4 billion in formula funds over five years, and requires 65% of funds to be suballocated based on population.
Herring Run Trail in Baltimore, MD | Photo by Side A Photography
18 Months In: What’s the Impact of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Trails, Walking and Biking?
June 23, 2023
After 18 months, learn aboutthe Impact of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for trails, walking and biking.
Ohio's Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail | Photo by Jason Cohn
Trail Moments with Latino Outdoors Outings Leader Valerie Pasión
June 14, 2023
My relationship with cycling here in Baltimore grew from my experience using biking and walking as my primary modes of transportation during Peace Corps service.
Photo by Michael Ocasio
Remembering the Chinese Forerunners Who Built the Northern Pacific
May 05, 2023
On Aug. 22, 1883, the final tracks of the Northern Pacific Railway were laid when a Chinese crew from the West met an Eastern crew of mostly Irish and Slavic workers near Inde­pendence Creek, Montana.
A Chinese railroad worker on the developing Northern Pacific line in 1905 | Photo courtesy University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Electric Bicycle (E-bike) Trends, Impacts, and Opportunities: Literature Review Summary
May 01, 2023
FHWA conducted a literature review summarizing existing research on e-bikes trends, impacts, and benefits across eight key topic areas: Ridership trends, Safety, Physical Activity and Health, Accessibility, Equity, Trail Infrastructure and Environment, Energy and Emissions, Freight Use Cases.
Reconnecting Communities Grants Prioritize Walking and Biking as Essential in Addressing Barriers to Equitable Mobility and Economic Opportunity
March 02, 2023
RTC analysis identifies trend elevating trails, walking and biking as traffic safety, climate and equity solutions in U.S. DOT grantmaking.
42nd Street Slow Street in Oakland, California | Photo by Ben Kaufman
Reflecting on 2022: Capturing Once-in-a-Generation Opportunities for Trails, Walking and Biking
December 08, 2022
This December, we’re taking time to reflect on the challenges and changes, hard work and persistence, that’s made up the fabric of this impactful year.
Photo courtesy Getty Images
World Record Holder Sets Out on 475-Mile Wheelchair Trek on the Great American Rail-Trail
September 23, 2022
Ian Mackay formally started his Great American Rail-Trail ride from the National Mall to the C&O Canal Towpath trailhead in Georgetown.
Ian’s ride on the Great American Rail-Trail began with a ceremony on the National Mall. | Photo by Anthony Le, courtesy RTC
Trail Moments | A Conversation With Chelsea Murphy of She Colors Nature
June 10, 2022
RTC sat down with Chelsea Murphy to talk about her Trail Moments. Chelsea loves getting outdoors and inspiring others to do the same.
Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail | Courtesy of Chelsea Murphy