Civil Rights – Title VI

The Pioneer Valley MPO complies with all federal and
Massachusetts civil rights laws and policies.

Notice of Nondiscrimination Rights and Protections to Beneficiaries

Title VI Notice of Nondiscrimination Rights and Protections to Beneficiaries (pdf)

Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

Nondiscrimination Policy Statement (pdf)

MPO Title VI Program

The Pioneer Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization ( PVMPO) is a cooperative body of ten signatories designated by the Governor to act as a forum for ensuring a Continuing, Cooperative and Comprehensive(often refer red to as the “3C”) decision making of transportation investments within the region. The 3C frame work followed by the PVMPO promotes the involvement by all levels of government, stakeholders and general public through a proactive public participation process.

Title VI Program (pdf)
Title VI Program 2020 Update (pdf)

Transportation Equity Program: Identifies the transportation needs of protected populations through outreach and data collection, ensures that these needs are considered in the MPO’s activities, and evaluates the extent to which the MPO meets the needs of these protected populations.

Public Participation Program: Provides avenues through which all residents, including protected populations, can participate in the MPO’s transportation-planning and decision-making process.

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 below:

Title VI Complaint Procedure (pdf)
Title VI Complaint Form-English (pdf)
Title VI Complaint Form-Arabic (pdf)
Title VI Complaint Form-Creole (pdf)
Title VI Complaint Form-Chinese (pdf)
Title VI Complaint Form-French (pdf)
Title VI Complaint Form-Khmer (pdf)
Title VI Complaint Form-Italian (pdf)
Title VI Complaint Form-Russian (pdf)
Title VI Complaint Form-Portuguese (pdf)
Title VI Complaint Form- Vietnamese (pdf)
Title VI Complaint Form-Taiwanese (pdf)