Seattle and Baltimore Among First Cities inTransit Equity Learning Lab

January 16, 2021 —The first Transit Equity Learning Lab focused on solutions for racial and social issues in cities is live with it’s first cohort: transportation agencies from the East and West coast are among first cohort members. 

The team at co:census is thrilled to announce it’s first ever cohort of three public agencies committed to transit equity. After a November 30th announcement of the campaign, co:census opened applications up to more than 30 interested agencies for the first ever program of its kind. The focus of this program is to co:llaborate with policymakers by providing interactive workshops with experts and fellow cities to provide methods, data, and insights on issues within your city. By removing an unequal commute, you can increase workforce opportunities, health outcomes, and accessibility in your city. 

Among the first cohort are Seattle’s Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration, and Baltimore City Department of Transportation. The Transit Equity Learning Lab curriculum includes a hands-on approach to collaborative learning for transportation leaders committed to uncovering equitable research practices and applying these within their agency’s model. Cohort members from the respective agencies will participate in three workshops, gather qualitative & quantitative data for analysis through inclusive public engagement, and receive final insights reports to enhance their transit agency’s equity initiatives.

The Transit Equity Learning Lab has been featured in publications such as GovTech and Entrepreneur as key methods to address racial and economic inequities in cities. As a Microsoft and Esri Partner, co:census has established itself as a key enterprise product for smart cities focused on equity. The next cohort for the Transit Equity Learning Lab will launch on April 1st and has a growing waitlist of agencies from the South East and Northwest. Click here to sign up for the waitlist.

About co:census

co:census is an enterprise software solution for companies and government agencies to gather, analyze and gain contextual and community insights. More than sixty cities and firms across America use it for gaining insights on qualitative data. The revolutionary platform connects customers to expert teams who build multilingual, inclusive surveys and analyze qualitative data in one-third of the time of average studies.