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.
Washington, DC United States 20036
- Saka, A A
- Intelligent Transportation: Serving the User Through Deployment. Proceedings of the 1995 Annual Meeting of ITS America.
- Location: Washington, D.C.
- Date: 1995-3-15 to 1995-3-17
- Publication Date: 1995
- Features: References; Tables;
- Pagination: p. 1161-64
- TRT Terms: Data collection; Disadvantaged business enterprises; Education; Intelligent transportation systems; Minorities; Surveys; Urban areas
- Old TRIS Terms: Education programs
- Subject Areas: Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00711394
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 7 1995 12:00AM