As a result of federal mandates, growing attention has been placed on the need to incorporate environmental justice (EJ) principles into the processes and products of transportation planning. Recipients of federal-aid must abide by nondiscrimination policies as laid out by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. These requirements were amplified by Executive Order No. 12898, issued February 11, 1994, which requires that each federal agency incorporate EJ into its mission "by identifying and addressing...disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of its programs, policies, and activities on minority populations and low-income populations".
The South Western Regional Planning Agency annually assesses its transportation planning programs and products, such as the Long Range Transportation Plan and the Transportation Improvement Program for compliance with the guiding principles of EJ. These principles seek to: assure that transportation plans and programs do not have an adverse impact on communities of concern; ensure full participation on the transportation decision-making process; and prevent the reduction or denial of benefits by communities of concern.
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South Western Region Title VI complaint Procedure - 2014 Title VI Complaint Form
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