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Unpublished Paper
Transportation And Environmental Justice
Florida Trends And Conditions 2001-2002 (2002)
  • Jaap Vos
Abstract
This report gives an overview of the emergence of environmental justice as a public policy issue and shows that, given the relatively recent emergence of environmental justice, many issues remain unsolved. The report reveals that there is little research about the relationship between transportation and the occurrence of environmental justice. At the same time, the report argues that since transportation is a key component in addressing issues such as poverty, unemployment, and ensuring equal access to educational and governmental institutions, it is important for transportation decision-makers to take a proactive approach in the pursuit of environmental justice. Finally, the report shows that current Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) initiatives regarding social impact assessment, public outreach and environmental justice are an indication that FDOT is developing a proactive approach that is much more comprehensive than what is required by Executive Order 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations (February 11, 1994).
Keywords
  • Decision making,
  • Environmental justice,
  • Low income groups,
  • Minorities,
  • Public health,
  • Public policy,
  • Transportation
Publication Date
2002
Citation Information
Jaap Vos. "Transportation And Environmental Justice" Florida Trends And Conditions 2001-2002 (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jaap_vos/18/