Many instructors struggle to effectively integrate applied learning strategies into their courses, particularly for multi-faceted and evolving fields of practice, such as transportation equity. The Equitable Transportation Planning Curriculum for Urban Planning and Transportation Programs (Transportation Equity Curriculum), currently underway with CTEDD funding, will provide emerging professionals with foundational knowledge and include some service-learning components.
Transportation is needed to access jobs, food, health care, recreational and open spaces, and other important destinations. Equity in transportation planning processes ensures equal access to affordable and reliable transportation while ensuring that vulnerable groups don’t receive disproportionate benefits or burdens. Without inclusive processes, transportation planning can negatively impact low-income communities, minorities, persons with disabilities, the elderly, children, and other traditionally underserved populations.
The Journal of Public Transportation (JPT) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal published by the University of South Florida through the Center for Urban Transportation Research on a quarterly basis. The Journal is now in its 22nd year and has been published solely online since 2014. It is available free via Scholar Commons (http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/jpt/), and is indexed in Scopus, the Social Sciences Citation Index, SocINDEX, TOC Premier and Urban Studies Abstracts.