Environmental Justice and Title VI
District 5 Transportation Planning and Local Assistance work to incorporate Environmental Justice considerations into the transportation planning process through an inclusive, cooperative and timely approach. The intent is fourfold: 1) to identify and engage communities, particularly minority and low-income, early in the planning process to prevent or mitigate adverse impacts of transportation plans, programs, and activities on communities, 2) to factor equity into transportation investment decisions, 3) to develop techniques to ensure maximum efficient public involvement, and 4) to provide for and promote public input and involvement from traditionally underrepresented groups (minority and low-income).
Environmental Justice Activities in District 5
Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission/Community Bridges/Lift Line
The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (SCCRTC) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $94,023 for the Mobility Outreach and Education Project. This project will identify the transportation needs of low-income, non-English speaking, elderly and disabled groups, as well as other residents in the hard-to-serve rural areas. This plan will conduct community outreach and gather data to identify the transportation needs and ways to improve the mobility, reliability, safety, and efficiency of the current system.
Larry Newland, Senior Transportation Planner
Additional information regarding Environmental Justice: Headquarters Office of Community Planning - Title VI and Environmental Justice