Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (42 U.S.C. 2000d-1 and related regulations) states, “no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
A Title VI analysis was performed to determine the impact of 2040 plan improvements. The Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration are committed to ensuring that Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act is carried out for federally funded programs. Within this context, PAG recognizes the importance of transportation to all residents in the region and works toward the fair distribution of benefits and burdens of transportation improvements. The results of the Title VI Analysis are described on pages 74-75 of the draft plan.
Title VI maps graphically represent the location of the projects in comparison to the location of various concentrations of protected populations. While the mapping of the projects doesn’t take into consideration the travel time impact of the projects, this visualization of the proximity of the projects acts as a good “common sense” double check to make sure there is an appropriate distribution of projects across the region in relation to protected populations. There is a map for each protected population for both roadway and transit modes. Click on the links in the next module to see each individual map.