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Information and Issues at State and Local Agency Levels

Listed below are several types of issues and activities as well as possible tools and resources to compile that are generally available from state and local governmental agencies, private sector associations and firms. They can be used to identify and address potential disproportionate adverse impacts on low-income and minority populations and devise potential strategies and opportunities for enhancements, mitigation, data-sharing and collaborative partnerships.

Locations of Day Care, Education Facilities, Health Facilities, and Other Service Needs are essential to understanding the complex trip-making needs of individuals attempting to balance the need to work with other individual and household responsibilities. Reverse commute and job access transit planning benefits from understanding these needs and the location of these essential facilities.

Locations of Rail, Bus and Street Maintenance Yards are often a controversial siting issue to low-income and minority communities who object to the traffic, noise, air quality, aesthetics and threats to safety from these transit activities.

Local Public Works Data and Capital Improvement Programs can be important sources about the scheduling of repairs of streets, sidewalks and lighting and plans for infrastructure, parks and other local capital improvements.

Market Research and Customer Satisfaction Studies explore complex issues in transportation that cannot be fully understood using secondary data sources. Transit service providers often require outreach to customers to understand needs and customer satisfaction about service frequency, evening and weekend services, facility conditions, safety, fare structure, quality of service.

Property Valuation and Sales Data. The use of local property tax records, real estate market surveys, multiple listings services, and discussions with real estate agents and brokers can be valuable in documenting the spatial patterns of wealthy and low-income communities.

State Transportation Management Systems Data Developed as part of ISTEA including Pavement Management System (PMS), Bridge Management System (BMS), Congestion Management System (CMS) Data.

State and Local Tax Agency Data.

Street Maintenance Schedules.

Thematic Mapping and Overlay Mapping. The use of overlays of U.S. Census Tract and block group information with information about the location of facilities and services.

Transit Providers' Databases can provide essential information about service standards, route structures, accidents, revenues, expenditures, fleet maintenance procedures and other information.

Updated: 08/30/2011
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