Government Contract | District of Columbia
Lessons Learned from Covid-19: Strategies to Enhance Racial and Social Equity through Public Transportation as a Community Lifeline

Bid Information


Bid Alert No: 00002652352

Bid Title: Lessons Learned from Covid-19: Strategies to Enhance Racial and Social Equity through Public Transportation as a Community Lifeline

Agency Bid No. Title: TCRP H-60

Received Date: 06/16/2021

Close Date: 07/29/2021

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Estimated Amount: $350,000

Delivery Point: Washington, District of Columbia

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Specifications

Specifications include, but are not limited to:. The objective of this research is to present strategies to enhance racial and social equity through providing essential travel and community lifelines for low-income communities and communities of color during disasters. The research should focus on serving essential travel needs by people throughout the United States who rely on public transportation for work, health care, food, education, caregiving, and childcare trips. The target audiences for this research include public transportation providers and their public, private and non-profit partners at local, regional, state, and national levels. The research will address racial and social equity concerns and help enhance responsiveness for future crises by (see Special Note A):Documenting lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic including success stories and shortfalls in serving essential travel and providing community lifelines for low-income communities and communities of color.Identifying effective approaches for engagement and communication with low-income communities and communities of color to continuously (1) understand their essential travel needs, (2) obtain their input and feedback, and (3) inform the communities of new and modified transportation services.Presenting methods to prioritize travel needs of low-income communities and communities of color, in the temporary redesign of public transportation services and other modes.Assessing and recommending opportunities for collaboration between public transportation providers and their public, private, and non-profit partners to maintain lifelines and access to essential destinations using available modes of transportation.Compiling a range of fiscal and operational strategies to continue public transit and other transportation services during crises.Assessing adherence to Federal Title VI and American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements during the Covid-19 pandemic.Cataloging strategies for public transportation agencies to proactively preserve or enhance opportunities for riders in low-income communities and communities of color to continue relying on public transportation during crises.Exploring and recommending fundamental changes to the planning, operation, and regulation of public transportation and other modes in communities of different types to make them more responsive and resilient to the travel needs of low-income communities and communities of color during times of crisis and in normal times.

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Product Codes: 91896, 91883

Agency Information


Issuing Agency: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

State: District of Columbia

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Dianne S. Schwager

Phone: 202-334-2969

Email: dschwage@nas.edu

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