Transportation justice means all communities have access to a safe, reliable, affordable, and equitable transportation system that connects them to the places, people, and resources they need to thrive.
NACTO and the Better Bike Share Partnership recognize the need to invest resources to support and sustain the people doing the heavy work to operationalize equity across the transportation field. That’s why we’re excited to open applications for a new cohort of the Transportation Justice Fellowship.
The program, which will run from November 2022 to June 2023, is designed for US-based early- and mid-career professionals who identify as people of color* and are engaged in embedding mobility justice in transportation agencies and beyond. Our goal is to create community amongst those working toward transportation justice, and amplify these voices by providing professional development and networking opportunities.
Fellows will have the opportunity to build relationships among peers working on transportation justice; enhance skills that strengthen their ability to advance justice in their organization; develop knowledge and tools they can transfer to work programs; and identify new opportunities for your individual and organizational growth.
Over eight months, 8-12 participants will receive over 50 hours of training and support in both group settings and one-on-one discussions to develop the capacities necessary for creating a more just and representative mobility field.
The application process for the 2022-2023 Transportation Justice Fellowship is now closed. Thanks to all those that applied. Fellows will be announced this fall.
You can learn more about last year’s TJF cohort at this page. For questions, please email [email protected].
The Better Bike Share Partnership (BBSP) is a collaboration between NACTO, the City of Philadelphia, and the PeopleForBikes Foundation. With support from the JPB Foundation, BBSP works to increase access to and use of shared micromobility systems in low-income and communities of color. Since its founding, BBSP has diligently developed programs and communications strategies to increase equity in shared micromobility, highlight best practices, and elevate the voices of those who have been traditionally underrepresented in transportation decision making.
*We have adopted the People of Color Nonprofit Professionals group definition of “People of Color” as: “African descent/Black, Asian, Chicanx/Latinx, First Nations/Native American/Indigenous, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, Southwest Asian, North African/Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, South Asian, and Mixed-Race peoples, and people identifying with regions of the world outside of Europe and not part of a history of settler colonialism (e.g., white European Dutch-English South Africans).