The call for projects for PSRC’s new Equity Pilot Program has been released.
The Equity Advisory Committee led the work to develop the pilot program which will award up to $6 million in funding to projects that can identify and evaluate improvements for addressing equity in the distribution of PSRC funding.
This new program is part of a comprehensive effort to improve the equity of our transportation funding and project selection processes.
PSRC strengthened equity considerations in the criteria used to select projects for funding by making equity its own category eligible for up to ten points.
In addition, PSRC completed a process with its membership and the region’s transit agencies to improve the method for distributing transit funding in the region. A new a direct equity formula distribution was used for the most recent transit funding cycle.