VII. EXPAND EQUITY AND ACCESS
Frontline communities typically experience disproportionately negative impacts from pollution caused by the transportation sector for several reasons including, but not limited to, proximity to major roadways. One report from the Union of Concerned Scientists found a 66% higher exposure of air pollution from vehicles among communities of color than for white communities. These emissions increase the risks of asthma, cancer, and other pollution-related illnesses. Frontline communities also experience stronger barriers to EV adoption due to higher upfront costs and lack of access to charging infrastructure. These burdens and barriers warrant a targeted approach to increasing electric transportation equity and access among members of frontline communities.