On November 9 and November 16, at 12:00pm ET, the U.S Department of Transportation (USDOT) will host virtual public meetings related to the Justice40 Initiative. During these interactive meetings, participants will hear from USDOT leaders about the Justice40 Initiative and be asked for input on it. Advanced registration is required (Register for session #1, Register for session #2).
The Biden-Harris Administration named racial equity and climate as immediate priorities and have called on a whole-of-government approach to address these important and urgent challenges. These issues are related, often intersecting, and so the Administration has created the Justice40 Initiative, which aims to deliver 40% of the overall benefits of relevant federal investments to disadvantaged communities.
Both meetings will be open to the public, but content will differ based on the expected prior knowledge of participants. Members of impacted communities are encouraged to participate, as are potential USDOT funding recipients such as state, regional, and local government agencies, tribal nations, academic institutions, community-based, non-profit, and private-sector organizations.