DIVERSITY & EQUITY
Transportation projects have long-lasting physical impacts on communities, and it is important to evaluate fairness and equity as part of the development of transportation policies and funding decisions. No group of people – by race, ethnicity or socio-economic status – should bear a disproportionate share of negative impacts as a result of decisions made at the federal, state, regional or local levels. Changes in demographics, lifestyles, and economic prosperity affect the success of our communities. A wide spectrum of voices and perspectives serves to enrich our culture and daily lives, and a thriving cultural scene helps to attract young talent to the region to bolster job creation and retainment. WAMPO, in partnership with our various stakeholders, KDOT, and member jurisdictions, seeks to create a transportation environment that is welcoming, attractive, and inclusive, enhances health and safety, stimulates and sustains the economy, and create a positive impact on how citizens live, work, and play.
POVERTY AND MINORITY POPULATIONS IN THE WAMPO REGION
2020 Census Tracts