Transportation systems play a central role in connecting Philadelphia residents to employment opportunities in growing industries across our metropolitan region. However, for households living below the poverty level, access to affordable, reliable transportation is often just out of reach. For the March Shared Prosperity Roundtable, the Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity (CEO) is partnering with the Philadelphia Unemployment Project (PUP) to address the issue of transportation equity. The roundtable will examine the ways in which unequal access to transportation contributes to existing patterns of concentrated poverty and racial segregation. We will also hear about new initiatives designed to advance transportation equity and their prospects for increasing economic mobility for low-income residents of the city. Featured speakers include Rolf Pendall (Urban Institute, Washington, DC) and Chris Puchalsky (Philadelphia Office of Transportation Infrastructures and Systems).
Doors open at 8:30 am. All attendees must sign in at the security desk on the first floor
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