The Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity will provide independent advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation about comprehensive, interdisciplinary issues related to transportation equity from a variety of stakeholders involved in transportation planning, design, research, policy, and advocacy.

Using the DOT Opportunity principles, the committee will assess fundamental changes in the following areas below, and identify the drivers of such change:

  • Institutionalize the Opportunity principles into Agency programs, policies, regulations, and activities;
  • Strengthen and establish partnerships with other governmental agencies, including other Federal agencies and State, tribal, or local governments, regarding opportunity issues;
  • Promote economic and related forms of opportunity by empowering communities to have a meaningful voice in local and regional transportation decisions; and
  • Sharpen enforcement tools to ensure compliance with nondiscrimination programs, policies, regulations, and activities.