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CMMPO Title VI Program

Title VI Policy

This statute of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides that no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Public Participation Plan (PPP)

The PPP is adaptable and guides the CMMPO in its public participation efforts in creation of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) and various transportation studies.

Language Assistance Plan (LAP)

The MPO has developed this Language Assistance Plan (LAP) to ensure that staff employs appropriate strategies to assess needs for language services, to implement language services that provide meaningful access to the CMMPO’s transportation-planning process, and to publish information regarding these services without placing undue burdens on the MPO’s resources.

Environmental Justice Thresholds

Environmental Justice (EJ) is defined as the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. CMMPO uses the regional thresholds as part of the evaluation of the Transportation Improvement Program scoring process, scenario planning, and equity analysis.

Transportation Justice

 The Transportation Justice initiative within the CMRPC’s transportation division functions as the umbrella for Title VI activities, environmental justice, the American with Disabilities Act, language assistance and public participation.

The CMRPC Grievance Policy is applicable to all CMRPC employees and non-employees. A nondiscrimination grievance can be filed for any of the following concerns: Workplace harassment, sexual harassment, health and safety, supervisor behavior, adverse changes in employment conditions, bullying, name-calling, offensive language or discriminatory practices.

Coordinated Public Transit Human Services Transportation Plan

The Coordinated Public Transit Human Services Transportation Plan identifies the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, older adults, and people with low incomes, provides strategies for meeting these needs, and prioritizes transportation services for funding and implementation.

Municipalities and governmental entities are allowed to contract directly with CMRPC in accordance with MGL Chapter 30B Sections 1 (b) (3) and (b) (9). Contract with CMRPC, contact CMRPC’s Executive Director, Janet Pierce at jpierce@cmrpc.org

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