Equity 360

All CR2C2 activities, including the Research Activities, will be viewed through the lens of Equity 360. Equity 360 is a holistic, multilayer approach to promote, integrate, measure, and monitor equity throughout all Center activities. This includes (but is not limited to): (a) direct outreach and inclusion of rural and underserved communities during planning and implementation processes for adopting and developing technologies, such as connected micro-transit vehicles and CAVs, to expand affordable access to transportation systems, health care, jobs, and other resources; and (b) inclusion and engagement of students from underserved populations in Center activities toward developing a creative and diverse workforce. 

As the name of this approach implies, Equity 360 involves looking at the application of equity from a wide range of perspectives, including the CR2C2 transportation research. Based on its history of oppression, Region 4 is one of the least likely regions in the nation to be viewed as a leader in equity, making it an optimal location for these efforts. The transformative impact of CR2C2’s work towards making transportation equitable for all would be tremendous, especially in Region 4. 

We will share our successes and failures as we navigate through the Equity 360 integration process, thus positioning CR2C2 as an Equity Learning Lab.