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Title VI

The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) complies fully with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 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."  Subsequent laws and Presidential Executive Orders added handicap, sex, age, or income status to the criteria for which discrimination is prohibited.  The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) Title VI Plan was developed to ensure the HRTPO is in compliance with nondiscrimination requirements as outlined in Title 23 CFR and 49 CFR and related laws and provides specific information on how to file a nondiscrimination complaint.

This Plan also provides an overview of Environmental Justice and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) concepts, definitions of Title VI and associated nondiscrimination acts, and how Title VI, Environmental Justice and LEP are incorporated into the metropolitan transportation planning process.  Environmental Justice guidelines and outreach strategies for minority, low-income, and LEP populations are included  within the HRTPO Public Participation Plan, completed in the Fall of 2009.

Click here to download the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) Title VI Plan (PDF)

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FHWA's Ivan Rucker comments on
HRTPO's Federal Certification Review
Inaugural meeting of the
Environmental Justice Roundtable
Public Meeting prior to
Federal Certification Review