Monday, November 13, 2023
5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
JUST Lab Consortium: Research for an Equitable Transportation Transition
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Poster Presentations
Margaret Taylor

The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (JO) was established by the 2021 U.S. Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), and in turn established the Joint Office United Support for Transportation (JUST) Lab Consortium ( to conduct actionable research on integrating equity into federally funded clean transportation deployment efforts. The JUST consortium is comprised of three U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories: Argonne National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The Consortium provides technical support to JO staff and constituents, with a focus on an equitable and clean transportation transition. Topic areas include electric vehicle infrastructure (EVI) case studies, Justice40 benefits methods, analysis capabilities and pilots for equitable EVI deployment, and energy and transportation justice frameworks. The JUST team is partnering with external equity experts to provide essential insights and expertise into consortium activities. Consortium responsibilities include: • Providing insights on equity and Justice40 topics included in the first set of National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program state plans. • Creating an inventory of relevant analysis tools, models, and datasets relevant for designing and assessing equitable outcomes of EVI programs. • Developing metrics and methods for tracking equitable outcomes from transportation electrification programs. • Piloting analysis tools/metrics that could inform state EVSE planning and assessment of impacts for disadvantaged communities. • Disseminating meaningful community engagement approaches that center underserved communities in EVSE planning, implementation, and evaluation. • Compiling case studies and lessons learned on EVI and mobility projects designed to result in equitable outcomes. • Synthesizing academic research on environmental, energy, and transportation justice in clean transportation programs. The JUST Lab Consortium will share its outputs with JO constituents, including state departments of transportation, cities and local agencies, tribal nations, and community organizations. JUST work is relevant for increasing the energy efficiency of transportation and equity in clean transportation transitions.