USDOT Publishes a New Fact Sheet on Environmental Justice Considerations for Connected and Automated Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration recently published a new fact sheet titled Environmental Justice Consideration for Connected and Automated Vehicles.

Connected and automated vehicles have the potential to improve safety and quality of service, while lowering the cost of providing traditional transit services or transit alternatives. These benefits may be significant for environmental justice populations. However, these technologies may have some risks as well, especially with respect to equitable distribution of benefits and burdens.

This fact sheet describes the benefits and challenges associated with connected and automated vehicle deployment, and considerations to help address potential negative impacts on environmental justice populations. It details the differences between connected and automated vehicles, highlights deployment scenarios and implications for environmental justice populations, and provides information on federal resources to address the issue.

For More Information:

To view the Environmental Justice Consideration for Connected and Automated Vehicles fact sheet, visit: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/environmental_justice/publications/cv_av/index.cfm.

For more information on connected and automated vehicles, please visit the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office website: http://www.its.dot.gov/.

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