Equity in Transportation

Transportation equity is a critical thread running through our work at Fehr & Peers. We understand that a variety of demographic, social, and economic factors result in people having different experiences while using the same mode of transportation or mobility service. As a result, equity is not an afterthought or standalone task, but a key consideration at each stage of a project; in visioning, community outreach, technical analysis, and presentation of results.

Equity in Transportation

Transportation equity is a critical thread running through our work at Fehr & Peers. We understand that a variety of demographic, social, and economic factors result in people having different experiences while using the same mode of transportation or mobility service. As a result, equity is not an afterthought or standalone task, but a key consideration at each stage of a project; in visioning, community outreach, technical analysis, and presentation of results.

Many communities today are grappling with the environmental and social consequences of past choices, recognizing the need to understand and acknowledge our collective history as we seek to repair broken systems and to envision new solutions. Accordingly, we partner closely with our public, institutional, and private clients to help them better understand and serve diverse communities.

Leveraging Oregon Metro’s TSMO Strategy to Advance Regional Equity

Leveraging Oregon Metro’s TSMO Strategy to Advance Regional Equity

Transportation Systems Management and Operations, or TSMO, strategies strive to manage and operate transportation systems as efficiently and effectively as possible. Oregon Metro chose to employ an innovative approach to the new TSMO strategy by focusing on developing an efficient transportation system for all users.
TRB Annual Meeting 2022

TRB Annual Meeting 2022

We’re excited to delve into to the latest industry trends and insights at TRB this year by learning, participating, and listening. Explore this page to learn more about our TRB plans and the conversations we’re striking up about career opportunities with Fehr & Peers.
Travel Access as a Key to Equitable Planning

Travel Access as a Key to Equitable Planning

Analyzing travel accessibility measures how well current transportation networks connect us to destinations and exposes potential modal or equity limitations that may be causing difficulties for some users or geographic areas. Therefore, it serves as an important tool in effective planning. Learn more and explore our travel access video.

We listen first.

Our approach to advising and planning is rooted in partnership with the clients and communities we serve: we listen first to understand needs, concerns, and desires from all perspectives. We then develop customized, context-specific strategies designed to meet the community’s needs.

We prioritize inclusion.

Solutions that are both successful and implementable are also inclusive: they engage a wide range of stakeholders and community members and consider multiple viewpoints. We collaborate with clients and community members to examine multiple perspectives and to identify the best possible solutions, and then we work with them to put those plans into action.

We value diverse approaches.

We understand that all metrics and datasets have limitations, and that what we measure – and how we measure it – matters, and work with our clients to develop analysis approaches that accurately capture the behavior and needs of their diverse communities. We leverage a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods and propose performance measures that address client goals.

Transportation equity is an evolving field. Let’s work and learn together to improve mobility, access, and safety for our communities.