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Equity and Opportunity: DVRPC Title VI Compliance Plan

Product No.: TM14010
Date Published: 3/2014
Pages: 30

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Geographic Area Covered: DVRPC region

Abstract: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have had a longstanding policy of actively ensuring nondiscrimination under Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act in federally funded activities. Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act provides that no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. A renewed emphasis on Title VI and nondiscrimination issues and environmental justice have become a more integral focus of the transportation planning and programming process. This renewed commitment to Title VI has, and continues to be, reflected in the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission's (DVRPC's) Work Program, publications, communications, public involvements efforts, and general way of doing business. As the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Delaware Valley, DVRPC is required to adopt a Title VI Compliance Plan which addresses such issues as responsiveness to Title VI requirements. This document establishes a framework for DVRPC's efforts to ensure compliance with Title VI.

Key Words: federal mandates, Title VI responsibilities and assurances, Environmental Justice, organizational and liaison responsibilities, nondiscrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Act, Limited English Proficiency, strategies for engaging the public, compliance, contractual procedures, complaint procedures

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