Any person who believes that he or she, individually, or as a member of any specific class of persons, has been subjected to discrimination by the MPO and its activities is encouraged to report a complaint using the resources listed here.
Title VI and Environmental Justice stem from the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The Act 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.” Title VI prohibits intentional discrimination. It also prohibits disparate impact discrimination. This means a neutral policy or practice that has a disparate impact on protected groups. Other related rules and acts:
- Executive Order 12898 about environmental justice in minority and low-income populations
- Executive Order 13166 about access to services for people with limited English-speaking skill
- Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Lexington Area MPO commits to a policy of non-discrimination. This means we operate our programs and services without regard to race, color and national origin. Also age, gender, disability or sexual orientation. More information on the MPO’s Civil Rights and Title VI obligations are outlined in the MPO’s Participation Plan. The Title VI Program Plan outlines how the MPO will provide equal access to the transportation planning process. It spells out how our policies and programs are non-discriminatory. Also that MPO activities will not have a negative impact on low-income and other protected individuals.
Need a document translated into another language or provided in large text? Please contact us at (859) 258-3160 or dial 311. You can also email the MPO directly, or visit us on the 7th floor at 101 East Vine Street.
¿Necesita un documento traducido a otro idioma o proporcionado en texto grande? Comuníquese con nosotros al (859) 258-3160 o marque 311. También puede enviar un correo electrónico a firstname.lastname@example.org, o visitar la MPO en el 7.° piso en 101 East Vine Street.
需要将文件翻译成另一种语言或以大文本形式提供？ 请致电 (859) 258-3160 或拨打 311。 您也可以发送电子邮件至 email@example.com，或访问位于 101 East Vine Street 7 楼的 MPO。