Fellows in the News

In a June 7, 2022 episode of the Resources Radio podcast, Driving Toward Justice: Transportation and Equity with Regan Patterson, host Daniel Raimi talks with Switzer Fellow Regan Patterson, an incoming assistant professor at UCLA who recently completed a fellowship as a Transportation Equity Research Fellow at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Patterson describes how the US transportation system has led to environmental injustice and inequitable access to mobility services. She and Raimi talk about how this situation came to be; potential policy solutions; and how cities, states, and the federal government can address these issues moving forward.

“When you look at roadway density and proximity to roadways, there’s the highest density in non-white and low-income communities, which leads to disproportionate exposures and consequently disparate health impacts. A lot of this can be traced to freeways and roadway placement, in combination with discriminatory housing policies.”

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