Transportation & Communities Summit 2019 : How to Talk About Equity

Portland State University, Transportation Research and Education Center


Thursday, September 19, 2019
1:45 p.m. - 3 p.m. PDT

Portland, OR, United States

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How do we talk about equity? How do we get the conversation started? Join us for a hands-on, interactive discussion on group dynamics, tools, and active engagement towards creating an equitable transportation system.


  • Discuss national best practices around transportation equity and planning, drawing from the instructor's work at TriMet and the U.S. DOT
  • Review tools available to transportation professionals for understanding the impacts of transportation investments on different population groups
  • Understand the importance of change management in creating an “equity lens” within a public organization

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Amber Ontiveros

Amber’s experience spans two decades of advocating for civil rights among impoverished and minority communities. She is considered a national leader in developing transportation equity policies and programs and an expert in several civil rights laws. Amber created her company, Ontiveros and Associates LLC, to leverage transportation projects to ... Read More

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