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FHWA Highway Safety Programs

FHWA Leadership Panel on Equity in Roadway Safety


Shailen Bhatt
Administrator, Federal Highway Administration

Cheryl Walker
Associate Administrator for Safety, Federal Highway Administration

Irene Marion
Director, USDOT Departmental Office of Civil Rights

Toks Omishakin
Secretary, California State Transportation Agency

Dr. Ruth Petersen
Director, CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity

Veronica O. Davis
President and CEO, Conference of Minority Transportation Officials

Leah Shahum
Founder and Director, Vision Zero Network


The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is excited to announce the Equity in Roadway Safety Webinar Series, which will feature noteworthy actions and tools that transportation professionals and other stakeholders may implement to address disparities in traffic fatalities and serious injuries. FHWA invites you to join the esteemed panelists for the kickoff event, a Leadership Panel on Equity in Roadway Safety. Register by clicking on this link

Be on the lookout for the upcoming technical sessions of the Equity in Roadway Safety webinar series, which will feature noteworthy tools and practices to elevate equity in roadway safety data analysis, project prioritization processes, and meaningful community involvement. Additional sessions will focus on specific opportunities to improve roadway safety equitably for people with disabilities, in rural areas, and with tribal partners.