Update to Title VI Program Supports RPC’s Mission to Enhance the Social and Economic Quality of Life for Residents

Update to Title VI Program Supports RPC’s Mission to Enhance the Social and Economic Quality of Life for Residents

As a way to federally ensure nondiscriminatory regional transportation-related practices in our community, the RPC has updated the Title VI Program and made it available for public comment. Completed by staff of the Champaign Urbana Urbanized Area Transportation Study (CUUATS), the draft of the Title VI program document was approved for public review by the CUUATS Technical and Policy Committees on April 3 and April 10, respectively. The public is invited to comment on the draft through Tuesday, May 14.

As is federally required, CUUATS staff periodically update the Title VI Program. To comply with federal standards regarding public participation, the program document requires a 30-day public review and comment period. The full document can be accessed online by clicking here, or in print at these locations:

  • CUUATS Offices: Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, 1776 E. Washington Street, Urbana
  • Champaign Public Library, Second Floor Information Desk: 200 W. Green Street, Champaign
  • Urbana Free Library, Reference Desk: 210 W. Green Street, Urbana

After the public comment period, changes will be made based on public comments and/or new information from member agencies. The Final Title VI Program document will be brought back to the CUUATS Technical and Policy Committees for approval on June 5 and 12, respectively.

FTA Circular 4702.1B requires all Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to create a Title VI Program for any funding received from the FTA. CUUATS is a recipient of FTA and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) planning funds via the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to complete MPO-related transportation planning processes, such as the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). These funds are not used to construct or implement transit-related projects or programs but can be used for transportation planning purposes.

CUUATS staff appreciates the community’s help in this effort to gather public comments regarding regional transportation planning processes. Comments can be written and left with the plans at the locations listed above, or submitted to Allison Gwinup, RPC Transportation Planner, by email at agwinup@ccrpc.org, or by phone at 217-819-4060.