The public transportation industry is striving to be more diverse and inclusive and to foster diversity and inclusion programs that include effective policies, plans and practices. These programs seek to improve the public transportation workplace, reduce harassment and discrimination, foster better decision-making, increase innovation, and reduce key barriers that affect industry success.
Many entities within the public transportation industry are being intentional about creating a more inclusive culture; exploring many aspects of diversity, beyond race and gender, that make up their workforce; and reevaluating the kind of ally they can be in their community. While many public transportation organizations are eager to both initiate and improve their diversity and inclusion programs, many need additional resources and a guide to help them learn from their peers and from best practices, both within and outside of the public transportation industry.
The objective of this research was to develop a resource guide to assist the public transportation industry in developing and improving diversity and inclusion programs, which include policies, plans, and practices.
The research is completed. The final report has been published as a Prepublication TCRP Report 228. The report can be downloaded here: Resource Guide for Improving Diversity and Inclusion Programs for the Public Transportation Industry | The National Academies Press (nap.edu)