District of Columbia

The city of Washington, D.C. is partnering with J-PAL North America to to design, pilot and evaluate less-expensive transportation options for low-income residents. In D.C. and elsewhere, low-income households are the most likely to be burdened by the costs of transportation, the most likely to forego using transit due to cost, and the least likely to have multiple travel options or employer subsidies. Once any potential options have been identified, the city is interested in rigorously measuring the impact of any lower-cost options on mobility as well as measures of social and economic well-being.

RFP Cycle:
State and Local Innovation Initiative III Phase I
United States of America
  • David Yokum
  • Technical assistance