The goal of the Lexington Area MPO’s participation process is to provide an open forum so that all stakeholders of Fayette and Jessamine County can help formulate and develop common transportation goals, alternatives and plans for the region.
There are many ways citizens can learn more and be involved in the process including by browsing our website, following us on Facebook and Twitter, signing up for our newsletter, attending any of our committee meetings, addressing the Transportation Policy Committee directly at any of their public meetings (time is reserved on the agenda for public comment), or by contacting any of our staff with any questions that you may have. The MPO often hosts public meetings and surveys during major updates to our plans and during special studies. We are also happy to come and speak to groups interested in transportation plans for the region or a particular transportation topic.
The Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Participation Plan (PP) outlines the MPO’s public engagement process. It is the official policy for how the MPO will disseminate information to the public and to stakeholders, to ensure there is adequate time for them to provide input, and to engage them in the transportation planning process. The PP also outlines the process for adopting and amending the major transportation planning documents produced by the MPO including the long-range Metropolitan Transportation Plan (20+ years) and short-range Transportation Improvement Program (4 years).
The last major revision to the Plan was approved by the Transportation Policy Committee in January 2013. The MPO reviews the document on an annual basis to assess the need for changes to the particiation process. Comments are always welcome on how we can improve. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-258-3160 with your feedback.
Title VI & Environmental Justice
Title VI and Environmental Justice stem from the 1964 Civil Rights Act stating that “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 bars intentional discrimination as well as disparate impact discrimination (i.e., a neutral policy or practice that has a disparate impact on protected groups). Other related rules and acts include Executive Order 12898 regarding environmental justice in minority and low-income populations; Executive Order 13166 regarding access to services for people with limited English proficiency; as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is committed to a policy of non-discrimination in the operation of its programs and services without regard to race, color and national origin as well as age, gender, disability or sexual orientation. Additional information on the MPO’s Title VI obligations is outlined in the Participation Plan above.
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 procedure below.
To accommodate limited English proficient individuals, oral complaints to be documented and/or translated may also be given at the above address.
Si se necesita información en otro idioma, comuníquese con: 859-258-3162
Federal Highway Administration link to Title VI/Environmental Justice:https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/environmental_justice/ej_at_dot/
Federal Transit Administration link to Title VI/Environmental Justice: http://www.fta.dot.gov/12347_2238.html