TRB Health and Transportation Joint Subcommittee (ADD50-01) Strategic Plan
June 1, 2016
Mission: The mission of the Health and Transportation Subcommittee is to identify, advance and publish research to expand current understanding and evaluation of the health impacts of national, state, regional and local transportation policies, procedures and actions.
Scope: The scope of this Subcommittee includes a wide array of topics designed to cover diverse impacts and issues related to health, with attention given to vulnerable populations. Topics include, but are not limited to: sustainable and active transportation modes (e.g., walking, biking, transit), mobility, accessibility, safety, freight and aviation impacts to health, transportation-related air and water pollution and noise impacts, social cohesion, other social, physical and mental health impacts, the distribution of those health impacts in the population (based on factors including income, race and ethnicity, sex, age and English proficiency), and the use of health impact assessments (HIAs) and other health metrics and indicators to advance the consideration of health impacts in transportation decision-making.