Baltimore Area Ecological Equity Venture

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Managers see Cherry Hill living arrangement as untrustworthy. Monica Haines, BMC ... Additionally suspicious of proposition to renew West Baltimore MARC station zone ...

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Reporting Back To The Community … .. 3/17/2007 1.) Every issue or appraisal of value or proportionality in advantages or weights includes "tradeoffs" to all gatherings; viable arrangements must include bargain which originates from educated familiarity with the significant advantages and troubles and their dissemination. 2.) The right understanding and meaning of "the issue" is 9/10ths of the errand of distinguishing the right examination approach and, at last, the arrangement. Baltimore Region Environmental Justice Project

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Phase I Community Outreach: Designed to figure out what the key issues and concerns are to hopeful subgroups, and distinguish techniques for achieving the right sections.

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Phase I Accomplishments Listening Sessions Identified Issues Identified Solutions Developed A Course of Action

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Phase II Develop Environmental Justice in Transportation Tool Kit: to build up an ecological equity in transportation arranging guide that backings intuitive trades between the MPO, people group inhabitants, and transportation offices.

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Phase II Accomplishments Listening Sessions Identified Issues Identified Solutions Developed A Course of Action

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Next Steps

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Ongoing Elements for incorporating ecological equity into the transportation arranging and basic leadership handle

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Break down of discoveries from the group and venture groups

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Step 1: Share Findings. Group close down. Group response to discoveries Accept or proceed with investigation

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Step 2: Opening Workshop Overview Pick 3 Case Studies Decide coordinations of next meeting Done by the Community group

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Step 3: Study Teams Define Issues Fully characterize issue Has it deteriorated? What endeavors to determine? What is a satisfactory arrangement?

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Reminder… … For Whom? For Affected Communities For Planning Professionals For Transportation Agencies

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Major Theme For distraught gatherings to have a more prominent say in the arranging and basic leadership handle, unique endeavors must be made to reach, illuminate and include them. To be tenable, that association ought to be persistent through the arranging procedure, sufficiently early to affect the result, and there must be a system to guarantee conclusion.

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Key Provisions of Environmental Justice Approach next four slides got from rom Distribution of advantages and weights, prepare for choices all must be reasonable: Avoid, minimize, or relieve excessively high and unfavorable human wellbeing and ecological impacts , including social and monetary impacts, on minority populaces and low-salary populaces. Guarantee the full and reasonable interest by all conceivably influenced groups in the transportation basic leadership handle. Keep the dissent of, diminishment in, or huge deferral in the receipt of advantages by minority and low-salary populaces.

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Issues Identified In the Community On to the Case Studies Congestion and Pollution Transit Service and Adequacy Public Participation

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Lead IN… .Critical and Sensitive Issues • Air Pollution and Congestion • Access to Jobs • Access to Health Care • Bus Scheduling & Service Policies • Equity and Fairness in Funding • Maintenance and Repair of Busses and Stop Areas • Public Participation in Transportation Planning • Access to Regional Transportation System Information

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Neighborhoods Corridors Sub territory Regional Geographical Focus

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Pat Tracey, JHU Congestion Pollution Team Leader Kirk Ave.

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Case Study: Kirk Avenue Potential Remedies: Change operations (sitting, stopping) Downsize operations Locate all the more low-discharge/cross breed vehicles at Kirk Ave. Introduce clamor & visual hindrances Plan "transitional" land utilizes

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Kirk Avenue Bus Depot

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Leon Purnell, EJB Transit Service and Adequacy Cherry Hill

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Cherry Hill LRT Station Cherry Hill Patapsco LRT Station Cherry Hill

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Issues at Cherry Hill Transit benefit frequently poor Too few transports Don't keep running on calendar Stops, covers, walkways gravely kept up Paratransit vehicles inadequately prepared, drivers inconsiderate Negative effects on group Poor people group - relies on upon travel People miss arrangements or are stranded Employers see Cherry Hill home as untrustworthy

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Monica Haines, BMC Transit Service and Adequacy Lexington Market

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Case Study: Lexington Market Potential Remedies: Re-build up transport stops or course assignments Restore/enhance transport benefit between select groups, e.g., Cherry Hill, and Market Improve conditions for travel clients/walkers Reduce or take out 2-way vehicle activity on N. Eutaw, look for option stopping access Consider urban outline options that would enhance get to and deflect wrongdoing Change operations (sitting, stopping)

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Issues at Lexington Market Bus Stops moved from front of market Access more troublesome for transport riders More introduction to climate, activity, debilitate Majority of clients are low-pay/minority Other changes under 2005 GBBI arrange Lack of open contribution How did these choices happen? How was the transport group included?

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Nicole Price, GBUL Public Participation Lexington Market

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Corridor and Sub Area – Highway to No Where

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Issues: Highway to Nowhere One of the most monetarily discouraged territories in City/Region 2002 Regional Rail Plan recognized as top need passageway Corridor people group not completely strong Also doubtful of proposition to renew West Baltimore MARC station region

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Where We Need to Go From Here Next Steps

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Rich Kuzmayk, BMC Environmental Justice In Transportation Tool Kit

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How Does Environmental Justice Intersect with Transportation? Government statues and directions require undertakings and organizations accepting Federal assets to guarantee that minority and low pay groups are not oppressed Presidential Executive Order 12898 (1994) US DOT Order 5610.2 on Environmental Justice (1997) Low-wage and minority groups are truly underserved and lopsidedly affected by transportation frameworks and related air quality

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Filling The GAP Systematic/exhaustive process not yet advanced Regular & significant group association Identification of proper apparatuses and investigation methods Performance pointers to connection worries with arrangements Documentation of process & results

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Step 4: Uses of Toolkit Access to Health Care Equity Analysis Operational Planning for Transportation Proximity Analysis Transit Performance Management System

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Step 5: Review Input, Get More Info, Suggest Approach Identify office contacts Determine nearby visits Develop specialized approach

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Step 6: Measure and Procedures Proximity to transportation administrations or offices Accessibility to employments or different exercises/places Congested and uncongested travel times, defer Safety, e.g. vehicular/person on foot mishap rates Community interruption & get to confinements Pollution presentation and wellbeing hazard Noise introduction Condition of transportation resources Funding designations

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Step 7: Continue Analysis and Documentation Continue examination per group input Fine Tune Issues Meet with capable organizations Quantify Results Finalize Tool Kit

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Benefits • Enhance the Value of Case Studies • Improve Public Involvement • Influence Decision-Making • Improve Performance Measures, Analytic Tools, and Distributive Impacts • Consider Pollution Exposure and Human Health as Planning Variable