Creating a thriving community means providing fair access to transportation. The region's Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is taking this seriously by making transportation vulnerability a top priority, ensuring that no particular community is unduly affected by transportation-related decisions and that all voices are heard. To identify which communities are most at risk, the LRTP team at the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) has come up with key indicators like age, race, disability, finances, and car ownership. They've used this data to map out areas where transportation accessibility could be a challenge.
You can check out an interactive version of this map and the other transportation-vulnerability indicators here: https://arcg.is/1OXPW1.
Looking ahead, transportation projects considered for the 2050 LRTP will be evaluated based on this transportation-vulnerability data to determine their potential impact. With this approach, the region can create a transportation system that works for everyone.