Equity refers to ensuring all members of a community have similar access to the transportation system and that no groups are disproportionately burdened or benefited by transportation decisions and investments. It also refers to working to prioritize improvements for communities that have been traditionally underserved. MRMPO includes equity considerations in its long-range transportation planning process and outreach methods. For example, MRMPO’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) uses equity criteria in its Project Prioritization Process to help prioritize projects for federal funding. MRMPO adheres to Environmental Justice and Title VI requirements, and continually looks for ways to further equity consideration in its planning activities and products.
MRMPO has worked to expand its technical capabilities regarding equity and developed a variety of analyses that measure accessibility to transit and destinations such as outdoor recreation and health care facilities for Environmental Justice populations compared to non-Environmental Justice populations in the Albuquerque Metropolitan Planning Area (AMPA).
View this online story map for environmental justice data visualizations for the Albuquerque Metropolitan Planning Area (AMPA).