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APHA Joins National Coalition in Issuing Transportation Reform Blueprint
Date:5/21/2009

health; establishing performance measures; and developing indicators to track greenhouse gases and other emissions.
  • Equity. Encouraging participation of local communities and underserved populations in the transportation planning process; improving affordable transportation projects to assure access to basic needs; funding programs that support transportation access for disadvantaged populations; and developing multi-modal transportation systems that address community specific needs.

  • "Asthma, obesity, heart disease, injury, diabetes. These are just a few of the health issues that we can work to address through a transportation policy that is built upon an understanding of the public health implications of our transportation system," Benjamin said. "It is critically important that we seize this opportunity to protect health in our nation."

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