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 Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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 Civil Rights and Title VI obligations are outlined in the MPO’s Participation Plan. The Title VI Program Plan for the Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) outlines how the MPO will provide equal access to the transportation planning process and ensure its policies and programs are non-discriminatory and do not negatively impact minority, low-income individuals and other protected individuals.

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 complaint procedures below.

Title VI Plan & Title VI Policy Statement

Title VI Complaint Procedure 

Title VI Complaint Form

Formulario de queja del Título VI


Title VI & Title II Notice of Protections against Discrimination

Titulo Vi Aviso De Protecciones Contra La Discriminacion


Title II ADA Complaint Procedure

Title II ADA Complaint Form

Formulario de queja por discriminación de la ADA

ADA 歧视投诉表

Need a document translated into another language or provided in large text? Please contact us at (859) 258-3160 or dial 711* to use the Telecommunications Relay Service of Kentucky. You can also email kgleason@lexingtonky.gov, or visit the MPO 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 711* para utilizar el Servicio de retransmisión de telecomunicaciones de Kentucky. También puede enviar un correo electrónico a kgleason@lexingtonky.gov, 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 711* 联系我们以使用肯塔基州的电信中继服务。 您也可以发送电子邮件至 kgleason@lexingtonky.gov,或访问位于 101 East Vine Street 7 楼的 MPO。

Federal Highway Administration link to Title VI/Environmental Justice

Federal Transit Administration link to Title VI/Environmental Justice