Mayor's Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity

Transportation Equity for the 21st Century

Posted on March 12, 2018

PUP, City sponsor roundtable on transportation equity

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 and Infrastructure Systems).

Date: Monday, March 19, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
(All attendees must show ID at first floor security desk. Please arrive by 8:45 am to allow time for check-in.)
Location: SEPTA Building, 1234 Market Street, 3rd Floor Training Room

Please register through Eventbrite by Friday, March 16, 2018. Space is limited.

More Other Local Events and Workshops

Stay Current in Philly's Higher Education and Nonprofit Sector

We compile a weekly email with local events, resources, national conferences, calls for proposals, grant, volunteer and job opportunities in the higher education and nonprofit sectors.

Get the Update Delivered