PSRC Launches New Equity Tracker Tool to Help Address Racial Disparities

PUGET SOUND REGION -- Key quality of life indicators show that racial and ethnic disparities have persisted in the central Puget Sound region, with Black, Indigenous, and people of color faring worse compared to white individuals.

The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) developed the Equity Tracker to identify disparities between people in different communities and track performance in addressing these inequities. This reliable and regularly updated data source will support future policies and track the effectiveness of actions.

Robust data and information are essential to developing strategies to build an equitable region. This resource is intended for policymakers, public agency staff and community members, and helps PSRC track progress on equity-related VISION 2050 goals.  

The Equity Tracker is launched as part of the development of PSRC’s Regional Equity Strategy to provide targeted strategies to address racial disparities and the needs of marginalized groups in PSRC regional planning work and in local jurisdictions across the four counties.  

Watch this video to learn more about the Equity Tracker. 

What Regional Leaders are saying about the Equity Tracker  

PSRC President and City of Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson  
“The Equity Tracker is the latest in a series of tools deployed through PSRC’s Regional Equity Strategy that will help address racial disparities in the Puget Sound region. Critical data like this is particularly helpful to provide technical assistance to smaller communities like mine where we don’t have dedicated equity staff.”  

PSRC Program Manager, Equity Policy and Initiatives, Charles Patton 
“The launch of the Equity Tracker means we will now be able to measure the region’s progress toward equity related goals outlined in VISION 2050. This will hold PSRC and our members accountable as we work toward creating a region where race is less likely to influence the quality of life for those who live here.” 

Selected PSRC Equity Tools: 

Legacy of Structural Racism  
Interactive report designed to build an understanding of policies rooted in racism to shape strategies that effectively address the consequences of these issues. 

Racial Equity Impact Assessment 
Designed to integrate explicit consideration of racial equity in decisions, including policies, programs and budgets 

Equity Pilot Program
Approximately $6 million of PSRC’s 2025-2026 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funding was awarded to transportation projects using best practices related to equity in transportation funding. 

About PSRC
The mission of Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) is to advance solutions to achieve a thriving, racially equitable and sustainable central Puget Sound region through leadership, visionary planning and collaboration. PSRC is composed of nearly 100 members in King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties, including the four county governments, cities and towns, ports, state and local transportation agencies and Tribal governments within the region.

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