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Title VI and ADA/Nondiscrimination

Federal "Title VI and ADA/Nondiscrimination" Protections

The Old Colony Metropolitan Planning Organization (Old Colony MPO) operates its programs, services, and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and related statutes and regulations. Title VI prohibits discrimination in federally assisted programs and requires that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin (including limited English proficiency), be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal assistance. Related federal nondiscrimination laws administrated by the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, or both prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, sex, and disability. These protected categories are contemplated within the Old Colony MPO's Title VI Programs consistent with federal interpretation and administration. Additionally, the Old Colony MPO provides meaningful access to its programs, services, and activities to individuals with limited English proficiency, in compliance with US Department of Transportation policy and guidance on federal Executive Order 13166.

State Nondiscrimination Protections

The Old Colony MPO also complies with the Massachusetts Public Accommodation Law, M.G.L. c 272 §§ 92a, 98, 98a, prohibiting making any distinction, discrimination, or restriction in admission to or treatment in a place of public accommodation based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or ancestry. Likewise, the Old Colony MPO complies with the Governor's Executive Order 526, section 4 requiring all programs, activities, and services provided, performed, licensed, chartered, funded, regulated, or contracted for by the state shall be conducted without unlawful discrimination 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.

Alternative Accessible Access Formats Statement

The Old Colony Planning Council ensures early, inclusive, accessible and continuous public participation and input to the planning process for decision making and continuing opportunities for the public to express their views on issues and to become active participants in the decision-making process.

Planning materials are accessible to people with disabilities and those with limited English proficiency. Locations for all sponsored meetings are accessible to people with disabilities and are near public transportation when feasible. 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. Accessibility accommodations and language services will be provided free of charge, upon request, as available.

For more information or to request reasonable accommodation and/or language services please, contact Mary Waldron at 508-583-1833.

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Reasonable Accommodation and Modification Policy

The Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC) hereby declares that it does not discriminate based upon disability and provides reasonable accommodations and modifications for qualified individuals with disabilities. Please see the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Reasonable Accommodation and Modification Policy for more information.

Title VI ReportEnvironmental Justice

The objective of Environmental Justice is to ensure that there is equity in the distribution of transportation resources and services for communities or populations classified as minority or low income, as well as equity in the distribution of impacts from projects. As part of this objective, Metropolitan Planning Organizations are required to provided full and fair participation for all socio-economic groups throughout their planning and decision-making processes. This means that all groups should harvest the benefits of transportation projects and equally bear any adverse impacts from them as well. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discriminatory practices in federally funded programs. The Title VI report published by the Old Colony MPO demonstrates compliance with the requirements of Title VI. The 2018 Title VI Report is linked here; The 2014 Old Colony Title VI Report is located here.

Additional Information

To request additional information regarding Title VI and related federal and state nondiscrimination obligations, please contact:

Old Colony Planning Council
Title VI/ Nondiscrimination Coordinator
Mary Waldron
70 School Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Title VI Specialist
MassDOT, Office of Diversity and Civil Rights
10 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116
TTY: 857-368-0603

Notice of Title VI and ADA/Nondiscrimination Rights and Protections to Beneficiaries Translations

If this information is needed in another language, please contact the MPO Title VI Coordinator at 508-583-1833 ext. 202.

Si necesita esta información en otro idioma, por favor contacte al coordinador de MPO del Título VI al 508-583-1833 ext. 202.

Caso estas informações sejam necessárias em outro idioma, por favor, contate o Coordenador de Título VI da MPO pelo telefone 508-583-1833, Ramal 202.

Chinese Simple
如果需要使用其它语言了解信息,请联系Old Colony大都会规划组织(MPO)《民权法案》第六章协调员,电话508- 583-1833,转202。

Chinese Traditional
如果需要使用其他語言瞭解資訊,請聯繫Old Colony大都會規劃組織(MPO)《民權法案》第六章協調員,電話508- 583-1833,轉202。

Nếu quý vị cần thông tin này bằng tiếng khác, vui lòng liên hệ Điều phối viên Luật VI của MPO theo số điện thoại 508- 583-1833, số máy nhánh 202.

Haitian Creole
Si yon moun bezwen enfòmasyon sa a nan yon lòt lang, tanpri kontakte Koòdonatè a Title VI MPO nan 508-583-1833 ext. 202.

French Creole
Si yon moun vle genyen enfòmasyon sa yo nan yon lòt lang, tanpri kontakte Kowòdinatè MPO Title VI la nan nimewo 508-583-1833, ekstansyon 202.

Если Вам необходима данная информация на любом другом языке, пожалуйста, свяжитесь с Координатором Титула VI в MPO по тел: 508-583-1833, добавочный 202.

Si vous avez besoin d'obtenir une copie de la présente dans une autre langue, veuillez contacter le coordinateur du Titre VI de MPO en composant le 508-583-1833, poste 202.

Se ha bisogno di ricevere queste informazioni in un'altra lingua si prega di contattare il coordinatore MPO del Titolo VI al 508- 583-1833 interno 202.

Mon-Khmer, Cambodian
ប្រសិនបើលោក-អ្នកត្រូវការបកប្រែព័ត៌មាននេះ សូមទាក់ទងអ្នកសម្របសម្រួលជំពូកទី6 របស់ MPO តាមរយៈលេខទូរស័ព្ទ 508-583-1833 រួចភ្ជាប់ទៅលេខ 202។

إذا كنت بحاجة إلى هذه المعلومات بلغة أخرى، يُرجى الاتصال بمنسق الفقرة السادسة لمنظمة التخطيط الحضري على الهاتف: 508-583-1833 وثم اضغط الأرقام 202

Complaint Filing

To file a complaint alleging a violation of Title VI or related federal nondiscrimination law, contact the Title VI Contacts indicated below within 300 days of the alleged discriminatory conduct.

Title VI Coordinator
Old Colony Planning Council
70 School Street
Brockton, MA 02301

ADA Complaint Procedure

To file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in employment practices and policies or the provision of services, activities, programs, and benefits by Old Colony Planning Council, please utilize the following ADA Complaint Procedure: OCPC ADA Complaint Procedure

For additional information, please contact:
ADA Coordinator
Old Colony Planning Council
70 School Street
Brockton, MA 02301

To file a complaint alleging a violation of the State's Public Accommodation Law, contact the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination within 300 days of the alleged discriminatory conduct at:
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD)
One Ashburton Place, 6th Floor. Boston, MA 02109
TTY: 617-994-6196
Mass.gov File a Complaint of Discrimination