Environmental Justice / Title VI
What is Environmental Justice/Title VI?
The goal of Title VI/Environmental Justice (EJ) is to ensure that services and benefits are fairly distributed to all people, regardless of race, national origin, or income, and that they have access to meaningful participation. Title VI/Environmental Justice in transportation programs is achieved through:
Avoiding, minimizing, or mitigating disproportionately high and adverse human health and environmental effects, including social and economic effects, on minority and low-income populations.
Ensuring the full and fair participation in the transportation decisionmaking process by all potentially affected communities.
Preventing the denial of, reduction in, or significant delay in the receipt of benefits by minority and low-income populations.