Academic lead: Michael Widener, University of Toronto
Partner lead: Jean-François Cantin, Autorité Régionale de Transport Métropolitain
The Prioritizing Populations TWG will identify which populations are most at risk of TRSE and provide guidance about who in Canada needs to be prioritized within an equitable transportation planning practice.
According to the capability approach, TRSE is not only place-specific, but also person-specific. This means that what individuals need from transportation systems varies by sociodemographic status, but it is not yet clear how different people perceive barriers in the transportation system or how they experience TRSE. Our municipal partners have identified the need to better understand how structurally marginalized people interact with transportation systems so that their heterogeneous needs can be addressed. TWG1 will address this need by conducting 5 mixed-methods case studies on specific priority populations. Each case study will compare sufficientarian and capability frameworks to further our understanding of the pros and cons of each theory in practice. They will deepen our understanding of the diversity of transport poverty experiences.
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