Title VI Plan, May 2013

Title VI Plan


Title VI was enacted as part of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. As a recipient of federal funds, the Regional Planning Commission has developed an adopted a plan for ensuring that all planning activities and expenditures adhere to and respect the spirit of law pertaining to Title VI.





Title VI Notice:

The Regional Planning Commission (RPC) fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes, executive orders, and regulations in all programs and activities. RPC operates without regard to race, color, national origin, income, gender, age, and disability. Any person who believes him/herself or any specific class of persons, to be subjected to discrimination prohibited by Title VI may by him/herself or by representative file a written complaint with the Louisiana Department of Transportation (LaDOTD). LaDOTD Title VI Program Manager may be reached via phone at 225-379-1361. A complaint must be filed no later than 180 days after the date of the alleged discrimination. RPC meetings are conducted in accessible locations and materials can be provided in accessible formats and in languages other than English. If you would like accessibility or language accommodation, please contact the Title VI Coordinator at RPC at 504-483-8535 or nrichard@norpc.org. If you wish to attend a RPC function and require special accommodations, please give RPC one week's notice in advance.



ADA Complaint Procedures:

Any person or persons who believes they have been denied access to the New Orleans, Slidell, Mandeville-Covington, Hammond-Ponchatoula urbanized area MPO Planning Process based on a disability may file a written complaint with the Regional Planning Commission. An ADA Complaint Form is available on the right hand side of this page in the list of plans and forms.

A complaint may be filed without the Complaint Form if the complainant's name, mailing address, and details regarding the alleged discrimination are included in writing. The Complaint Form or written complaint may be:

  • Hand delivered to:

  • The Regional Planning Commission office, located at :
  • 10 Veterans Boulevard
  • New Orleans., LA 70124
  • Or mailed to:

  • Regional Planning Commission
  • Attn: Nik Richard
  • ADA/ Title VI Coordinator
  • 10 Veterans Boulevard
  • New Orleans., LA 70124

  • E-mailed to nrichard@norpc.org..

The RPC ADA Coordinator will provide the complainant or their representative with a written acknowledgement by mail within 10 working days that the MPO has received the complaint. The complaint will be reviewed by the ADA Coordinator and Legal Counsel. It will then be forwarded to the RPC Executive Director and MPO Transportation Policy Committee. The MPO will then notify the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and/or Federal Transit Administration (FTA) that a complaint has been received.

Corrective measures would then be initiated by the RPC to correct the issue and prevent it from occurring in the future. The RPC will notify the complainant by mail the steps the MPO has taken to correct the issue.

The public may also submit ADA complaints directly to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) or Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The complaint should be mailed to the Office of Civil Rights at either the FHWA or FTA.

  • Federal Highway Administration
  • Office of Civil Rights
  • Attn: ADA Program Coordinator
  • 8th Floor E81-105
  • 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
  • Washington, DC 20590

  • Federal Transit Administration
  • Office of Civil Rights
  • Attn: ADA Program Coordinator
  • ADA/ Title VI Coordinator
  • East Building, 5thFloor-TCR
  • 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
  • Washington, DC 20590

Effective Date: 7/16/2018

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