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Title VI
Equal Opportunity and Access

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act states 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 subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC), as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Wasatch Front region, serves as the primary forum where the state department of transportation, transit provider, local agencies, and the public work together to develop local transportation plans and programs that address the region’s needs. To meet the requirements of Title VI, WFRC must complete the following.

  • Fully utilize its analytical capabilities to ensure that the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) and the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) comply with Title VI.
  • Identify the transportation needs of minority populations so that their needs may be addressed, and the benefits and burdens of transportation can be fairly distributed.
  • Evaluate and, where necessary, update the public involvement process to eliminate barriers in order to successfully engage minority populations in regional decision-making.

For additional information regarding Title VI, please contact Andrea Pearson.

Title VI Plan

Title VI, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq., was enacted as part of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.

Simple justice requires that public funds, to which all taxpayers of all races contribute, not be spent in any fashion which encourages, entrenches, subsidizes, or results in racial discrimination.

– President John F. Kennedy, 1963

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