Civil Rights — Title VI

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The Boston Region MPO complies with all federal and Massachusetts civil rights laws and policies.

Notice of Nondiscrimination Rights and Protections to Beneficiaries

Title VI

The MPO administers Title VI, Transportation Equity, and Public Participation programs to ensure that protected populations have equal access to the benefits of, and have meaningful opportunities to participate in, the MPO’s transportation planning process, free from discrimination.

As the MPO receives federal funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the MPO monitors its activities to ensure compliance with FTA’s Title VI Program and FHWA’s Title VI/Nondiscrimination Program. As a subrecipient of federal funds through the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), the MPO submits a Title VI report every three years to MassDOT that demonstrates compliance with FTA’s Title VI Program and FHWA’s Title VI/nondiscrimination Program. The MPO also submits a report every year that demonstrates compliance with FHWA’s Title VI/Nondiscrimination Program.

The most recent Title VI report is the Boston Region MPO 2017 Triennial Title VI Report:

2017 Title VI Report

Full Document (PDF) (HTML)

Executive Summary (PDF) (HTML)

Chapters

Appendices (PDF)

Language Assistance Plan (2021 Update) (PDF) (HTML)

Older Title VI reports can be found here.

Complaint Filing

Complaints filed under a federal law or policy (based on race, color, national origin [including limited English proficiency] sex, age, or disability) must be filed no later than 180 calendar days after the date the person believes the discrimination occurred. Complaints filed under a Massachusetts Public Accommodation Law (based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or ancestry) or Governor's Executive Order 526, section 4 (based on race, color, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, disability, veteran's status [including Vietnam-era veterans], or background) must be filed no later than 300 calendar days after the date the person believes the discrimination occurred. The full complaint procedures are described in the documents to the right.

Access to MPO-sponsored Meetings

Locations for all MPO-sponsored meetings are accessible to people with disabilities and are near public transportation. Upon request (two weeks in advance), every effort will be made to provide accommodations such as assistive-listening devices, materials in accessible formats and in languages other than English, and interpreters in American Sign Language and non-English languages.

For Additional Information

Contact MPO staff to request accommodations or additional information regarding Title VI and related federal and state nondiscrimination obligations.

857.702.3700  (voice)
617.570.9192 (fax)
civilrights@ctps.org

For people with hearing or speaking difficulties, connect through the state MassRelay service:

  • Relay Using TTY or Hearing Carry-over: 800.439.2370
  • Relay Using Voice Carry-over: 866.887.6619
  • Relay Using Text to Speech: 866.645.9870

For more information, including numbers for Spanish speakers, visit https://www.mass.gov/massrelay.