The National Academies

TCRP J-11/Task 35 [Active]

Resource Guide for Improving Diversity and Inclusion Programs for the Public Transportation Industry

  Project Data
Funds: $50,000
Staff Responsibility: Dianne S. Schwager
Research Agency: Keen Independent
Principal Investigator: David Keen
Effective Date: 10/16/2019
Completion Date: 12/16/2020



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 interim report has been submitted and approved by the panel. A link to the Interim Report is here.  The balance of the research is underway.

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