From The Intersector Project’s “Research to Practice” series, this article looks closely at scholarly research and highlights key facts, actionable takeaways, and additional resources practitioners can turn to for related guidance.
Regional transportation planning efforts that consider not only mobility and access but also the effects on the public health of the surrounding community have begun to surface throughout the United States. The integration of public health considerations into transportation planning opens the doors of two siloed communities, each comprising their own contingent of government, business, and non-profit entities, and enables the integration of each community’s priorities into the other’s work. New research from Public Works Management & Policy provides insights into the barriers to and critical elements of collaboration between public health and regional transportation planning communities. These research findings can be useful to those managing or entering into cross-sector discussions or planning.