Purpose of disparate impact AND disproportionate burden policy

To determine whether the benefits and burdens of projects, programs, and services are equitably distributed, the MPO—in keeping with federal requirements—has proposed a policy to measure the following types of disparities:



An MPO’s policy could set thresholds to distinguish an acceptable level of impact from a level of impact that has a meaningful effect for the factors analyzed.
























Boston region MPo metrics Analyzed For disparate impacts and disproportionate burdens in charting progress to 2040

Access to Opportunities


Mobility and Congestion


Air Quality