ASSESSMENT OF ITS IMPACT IN THE URBAN MINORITY COMMUNITY

The main objective of this paper is to initiate the discussion of issues relating to the current under-representation of the urban minority community in ITS-related initiatives and to encourage studies on effective mitigation strategies. This paper discusses; (1) the statistics supporting the underrepresentation of African Americans in ITS related fields, (2) results of a recent telephone survey conducted on disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) involved in transportation related activities, (3) the prevailing perspectives on ITS in the urban minority community, and (4) some recommended strategies to ensure greater participation of the minority community. This paper should be valuable to those involved in ITS education and training issues, DBEs and historically black colleges and universities, and federal and local transportation agencies.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1161-64

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00711394
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 7 1995 12:00AM