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Fundamentals of Environmental Justice

PROGRAM AREA: Environment
Web-based Training (WBT)Web-based Training (WBT)
Calendar Year
5 Hours
0.5 Units
$0 Per Participant



Fundamentals of Environmental Justice (WBT) explains how environmental justice, or EJ, applies to each stage of transportation decision making. The US Department of Transportation, or US DOT, and its partners are committed to integrating the principles of EJ and nondiscrimination into all Federal programs and activities. In this course, participants are presented with a variety of strategies and resources for considering EJ throughout the transportation decision-making process.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the background of EJ as related to transportation and decision making.
  • Identify definitions, principles, and benefits related to EJ.
  • Describe the importance of public involvement in the transportation decision-making process.
  • Describe EJ considerations in the transportation planning process.
  • Describe EJ considerations in environmental review and design.
  • Describe EJ considerations related to the right of way phase of transportation decision making.
  • Identify EJ considerations during construction, operations, and maintenance.


The target audience consists of transportation practitioners (entry-level to senior-level) employed at a range of organizations, including State Departments of Transportation, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, local transportation agencies, and consulting firms. The typical learner may hold the following professional roles: data analyst, planner, project-development specialist, environmental specialist, civil rights specialist, consultant, or any other job function that may require knowledge of environmental justice and transportation. Also, those who interact with minority and/or low-income communities; provide community services; and elected officials and their representatives may benefit from this course.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.


This course is strongly recommended as a prerequisite to NHI-142005 NEPA and the Transportation Decisionmaking Process and NHI-142036 Public Involvement in the Transportation Decisionmaking Process.

The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


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