February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of Black people in U.S. history. The creation of Black History Month was spearheaded by Carter G. Woodson, a Virginia native, former sharecropper, and Harvard graduate who is considered the “Father of African American History.” Today, Woodson’s home in the historically Black Shaw neighborhood in Washington, DC, is a National Historic Site. In honor of Black History Month and Woodson’s legacy, today’s ETAP Podcast will focus on how the nation’s capital is advancing transportation equity. We are joined by Jeff Bennett, who leads the Transit Delivery Division at the DC Department of Transportation. Jeff also serves as President of the DC chapter of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, or COMTO.
Jeff Bennett -- Transit Delivery Division of DC Department of Transportation and president of the DC Conference of Minority Transportation Officials -- is interviewed by host Bernie Wagenblast about how Washington DC is advancing transportation equity.