How Tech-Enhanced Infrastructure Will Promote Equity in Transportation

One issue Vinn White prioritized while at the DOT was transportation’s impact on equity and potential displacement. Former DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx led the agency well aware of how highways divided historical communities into neighborhoods of haves and have-nots. “Well planned infrastructure can exacerbate or relieve income gaps,” White said. An aged infrastructure could threaten to worsen mobility access for underserved areas.