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The Equitable Transportation Fund prioritizes four categories for actionable and inclusive change.

Build Infrastructure

Make building infrastructure that supports multimodal transportation standard in all related infrastructure projects, like urban and rural housing developments.


  • Design transportation developments around community-identified needs. 

  • Make streets safer and more complete with dedicated lanes and mobility hub space for all users.  

  • Help areas with low population density incentivize shared mobility services to locate there and offer more community mobility and delivery options.  

  • Incentivize and make space for emission-free last mile deliveries

Priority 1

Build out the technology platforms and information systems that help people understand their options for getting around. 

  • Build capacity in transportation agencies and operators to collect, manage, and share mobility information. 

  • Develop local data standards that protect people from the discrimination and privacy invasion caused by the kinds of technology used in mobility hubs. 

  • Develop applications that make mobility options within a given area seamless and convenient to access.  

  • Build digital integration between services and operators, to increase ease of use. 

  • Identify ways to make mobility information more accessible, especially to priority communities and to people who don’t have access to mobile devices, the internet, and / or banking services. 

Remove Infrastructure

Remove or stop infrastructure that fractures neighborhoods and discourages accessible, shared, and active transportation, like highway or road expansions that only focus on moving individual vehicles around. 


  • Build capacity within government agencies to be able to consider removal or cancelation as options over more road maintenance and growth – especially in city centers.  

  • Build capacity within communities to be able to ask and fight for less pavement during the review of public infrastructure proposals funded by local or state capital budgets. 

  • Build acceptance in the culture that just because traffic has flowed in one way for decades does not mean it cannot be changed now if that makes more sense for long-term community health and growth.  

Recognize & Define

Examine how mobility services operate in priority urban and rural communities, including access to basic needs, economic opportunity, and amenities. 


  • Ensure safe working conditions, fair compensation, and opportunities for professional growth for the people who operate shared mobility systems. 

  • Encourage the formation of mobility advisory councils that iterate around goals, frameworks, and roadmaps that build mobility options at the local, regional, state, and national levels. 

  • Encourage mobility plans tied to shared climate justice and action goals and include community social costs / benefits in these plans. 

Priority 2
Priority 3

Define what just mobility access is on a community-by-community basis.

  • Visualize local / regional success by stating the desired goals and measuring progress against this definition and goals.17  

  • Use these community-defined metrics of success to plan, prioritize, evaluate, and target cross-sector mobility investments where it is needed most, and to reward desired changes. 

Build capacity through process-based partnerships that unlock funds across geographies.  


  • Explore new models for public-private partnerships around transportation. 

  • Increase grant funding sources and program types available to community mobility advocates. 

  • Encourage municipal, regional, state, and federal departments to effectively participate in public-private partnerships that support the providers of mobility options. 

  • Network the grantee cohorts of various transportation funds to swap learnings, tactics, and to leverage each other’s work. ​​

Support long-term use of just, healthy, and affordable modes of transportation on a community-by community basis. 

  • Advocate for state transportation departments and regional planning organizations to use flexible federal funding to advance mobility work. 

  • Reinvest transportation fees / taxes in mobility services and supporting infrastructure.  

    • This includes expanding the use of value-capture mechanisms, like using private land taxes to fund more transportation options.  

  • Include mobility in community development and special tax district agreements, and be developer friendly to those who prioritize transport: 

    • Streamline permitting, regulations, procurement, and contracting for mobility services and infrastructure. 

  • Advocate for capital funds and infrastructure to expand mobility operations like: 

    • Using parking infrastructure, policies, and fees to support mobility hub creation and improvements. 

    • Adjusting parking policies and pricing higher, to encourage more use of active and shared transport into city centers. 

  • Encourage the creative use of newer finance mechanisms for mobility work, like: 

    • Climate-related revenues (e.g., carbon taxes, congestion, and road pricing). 

    • Insurance packages that incentivize mobility options beyond private vehicles. 

  • Encourage government support of private mobility service deliverers during changing markets and health crises, as they are supporting community needs.

Priority 4

Incentivize and track people shifting from one to a variety of mobility modes, including the use of electricity-powered cars, bikes, and scooters. 

  • Support outreach that speaks to local contexts to increase understanding of how various individual mobility needs can be met by various transportation methods, depending on time of use and activity. 

  • Create or improve products and policies that incentivize people, families, and communities to get out of ruts and silos by making new transportation choices. 

  • Track mobility access, diversity in trip modes, and reduced car ownership.

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