The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comment to inform their annual update to the DOT Equity Action Plan which aims to expand access and economic opportunity to all communities. DOT specifically seeks input regarding how their work to advance equity has impacted organizations and communities, as well as input on performance metrics, data sets, tools, and research to measure and advance transportation equity.
Input can be provided by responding to the Request for Information (RFI) that is open through June 30, 2023. The responses to this RFI will help the Department understand the impact of our equity activities to date and inform what efforts they prioritize as they update DOT’s Equity Action Plan.
DOT will also hold the following engagements to help the public better understand DOT’s equity work and respond to this RFI:
These events are an opportunity to engage directly with DOT staff and leaders driving the Department’s equity work and key programs. They will include opening remarks and Q&A with key DOT officials, including Christopher Coes, Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy; Irene Marion, Director of the Departmental Office of Civil Rights; and Shailen Bhatt, Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration. Participants will also receive an informational overview of the DOT Equity Action Plan, the update process, and opportunities to ask questions of DOT staff involved in equity-related work.
Please refer to the DOT Equity Events page for updates and additional registration information, including accommodations for individuals with disabilities and limited English proficiency, and the DOT Equity Updates page for highlights of completed DOT equity actions and accomplishments.