Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires 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.”

All programs which receive funding from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) are required to follow the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Title VI regulation of 49 CFR Part 21. As a recipient of USDOT financial assistance, the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (TCRPC) is required to prepare a Title VI Program as stipulated in the FTA Circular 4702.1B. The objectives of Circular 4702.1B are to provide FTA recipients with the direction, guidance, and procedures to 1) Ensure that the level and quality of the transportation planning process is provided in a nondiscriminatory manner; 2) Promote full and fair participation in transportation decision-making without regard to race, color, or national origin; and 3) Warrant meaningful access to transportation planning-related programs and activities by persons with limited English proficiency. 

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