Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Taking the Diesel Out of Low-Income Areas

"The goal of the Pacific Institute’s Freight Transport Justice Project is to reduce the adverse impacts of freight transportation on community health and quality of life in low-income neighborhoods of color closest to freight transport hubs and corridors and to increase the share of the benefits that are enjoyed by residents of these communities. We build the power and capacity of communities to participate in decision-making regarding freight transportation and play a leadership role in local and regional collaborations working to win community health, job creation, and economic justice victories. We do so by working with project partners to carry out action research that makes the case for community solutions to freight transport impacts with decision-makers and by conducting leadership development trainings on freight transport issues with community residents."

From the Pacific Institute

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