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The COVID-19 crisis is showing us that even with remote technologies that allow some people to work from home, essential workers must be able to get to work at places like hospitals, grocery stores, food service and essential retail. Put simply, transportation for workers matters for us all, but many disadvantaged workers and job seekers face serious transportation challenges. In the Chicago region, 2.8 million people– mostly low-income communities of color – live in economically disconnected areas.
This event highlights national research on equity-oriented performance measures and highlight methods that can be applied in our region.
Audrey Wennink, Director of Transportation, Metropolitan Planning Council
Jacky Grimshaw, Board of Directors, Equiticity and Vice President of Government Affairs, Center for Neighborhood Technology
Kate Lowe, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, University of Illinois Chicago
Chelsie Coren, Research Assistant, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, University of Illinois Chicago
Ron Hearns, Director of Midwest Workforce Operations, KRA, Westside American Job Center
Registration is required. Event link will be included in your registration confirmation.