The Stream by AASHTO

AASHTO's ETAP Podcast: Transportation Equity and Minnesota's Rethinking I-94 Project

Episode Summary

Today’s ETAP podcast will focus on transportation equity and environmental justice. Transportation systems are critical to people’s ability to reach jobs, educational opportunities, health care, and a number of other goods and services. However, underserved and marginalized communities often lack transportation options that are accessible and affordable. In its efforts to address these issues, the Minnesota Department of Transportation has earned national recognition for its Rethinking I-94 project. MnDOT began the project in 2016, working with communities negatively affected by the construction of I-94 in the 1960s to develop a new vision for the Minneapolis–Saint Paul area. MnDOT Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher and Rethinking 1-94 Livability Director, Gloria Jeff, join us on this episode to discuss transportation equity and environmental justice.