The Department of Transportation is taking a fresh look at our Environmental Justice policies in order to strengthen the EJ process. This includes working to create new mode-specific tools and guidance for achieving EJ. To the extent possible, DOT will ensure harmonization across the modes. Although there are unique elements in each program, the goal is to avoid any needless obstacles for project developers and communities.
The US DOT is committed to the principles of EJ, which include:
These goals of environmental justice should be considered throughout transportation planning and project development, and through all public outreach and participation efforts conducted by the US DOT and their grantees.