Webinar: Environmental (in)Justice During COVID-19
December 10, 2020 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
In this webinar, we will address the harm inflicted upon minorities, low-income, rural, and tribal populations through disproportionate exposure to transportation-based elements in their environments that disparately impact health and quality of life. Veronica McBeth from Kittelson & Associates will unpack National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Title VI regulations as they relate to environmental justice, and describe the environmental justice issues brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and what we can do as transportation professionals.
Speakers: Veronica McBeth, Associate Planner, Kittelson & Associates Brianne Eby, Senior Policy Analyst, Eno Center for Transportation
Veronica McBeth joined Kittelson & Associates after a combined 14 years in the public sector, serving on Capitol Hill, at the Maryland Department of Transportation, at the Maryland Transit Administration, and with the City of Baltimore. In her position as transit bureau chief of the Baltimore City Department of Transportation, Veronica oversaw an annual budget of more than $20 million and supervised the city’s public information and engagement practice, bicycle/pedestrian infrastructure program, Charm City Circulator operations, and water taxi system. In addition, Veronica led the launch of Baltimore’s bike share program, currently the largest pedal electric assist bike share system in North America. Veronica recently completed her Master of Science in Law (MSL) degree in environmental law, bringing unique insight into land use planning and the NEPA process as applied to transportation and its potential to positively affect communities and the economic opportunities available to them. When she’s not working, Veronica enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling with her two children.