The Terre Haute Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (THAMPO), the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Terre Haute Area Urbanized Area, has developed this Title VI Implementation Plan Pursuant to the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which states:
“No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
Furthermore, this Title VI Implementation Plan follows the Department of Transportation regulations within Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Department of Transportation (DOT), subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-Assisted Programs of the Department of Transportation-Effectuation of Title VI of the Civil Right Act of 1964. The purpose of the 49 CFR Part 21 is stated as:
“….. to effectuate the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to the end that no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation.”
Any person or persons who believe they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint with the MPO. The entire Title VI Complaint procedure can be found in Appendix A of this Plan. Any such complaint must be within one hundred eighty (180) days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence.
Section 176(c) of the Clean Air Act of 1977 (42 U.S.C. 7506(c)) requires transportation planning agencies in air quality non-attainment and maintenance areas to demonstrate air pollutant emissions from federally supported MTPs and TIPs conform to the State Implementation Plan (SIP). Since Vigo County was a designated a maintenance area for ozone under the 1997 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAASQ), the MPO was required to make an air quality conforimity determination in support of the 2045 MTP and the FY 2020-2024 TIP. These determinations, which were approved by the Federal Transit Administration and the Federal Highway Administration, were made in accordance with 40 CFR Parts 51.390 and 93.
2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan
The MTP identifies the long-range strategies and actions to be carried out over the next 20 years for contiured development of the integrated multimodal transportation system in the West Central Indiana Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA). Development of the plan is a cooperative effort between the MPO, local officials and stakeholders, the state department of transportion, and the public. The current plan, which was adopted by the Transportation Policy Committee on Sep 28, 2018, is based on available estimates and assumptions through 2045 for population, land use, travel, employment, congestion, economic activity, and funding.
Click here to download the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) [3.4 mb PDF]
The TIP identifies the multimodal transportation projects (or phases of projects) selected from the MTP for development and execution within the MPA over the next four years. By law, the TIP includes all highway, road, transit, transportation enhancement, safety, trail, pedestrian walkway and bicycle facility projects that will involve federal funding provided under 23 U.S.C. or 49 U.S.C. Chapter 53. The TIP must be approved by the Transportation Policy Committee and the Governor, and it is typically updated every two years.
SFY 2020 – 2024 Transportation Improvemet Program Document [1.3 mb PDF]
SFY 2020 - 2024 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments and Modifications
- Administrative Amendment DES# 1900193 (Public Notice - Pending)
- Administrative Amendment DES# 1902071 (Vigo County: Bi-Annual Bridge Inspections)
- Amendment 01-09-22-TIP - Approved and adopted by the Transportation Policy Committee September 20, 2022.
- Seeking Public Comment on a request from the Indiana Department of Transportation to amend the SFY 2020 - 2024 TIP for DES#1902855, a rest area modernization project, as follows:
- Change the Right-of-Way (RW) phase to SFY 2023 from SFY 2022.
- Change the Construction (CN) phase from SFY 2024 from SFY 2023.
- No changes to funding amounts.
- No changes in scope of the project.
Any comments or concerns regarding the Administrative Amendment should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 812-244-1319. Please include "DES#1902855" in the subject line of an email. This comment period will end at 5:00p.m. on December 16, 2022.
The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is a transportation planning organization charged with ensuring that the public is involved in the planning process. Public involvement is not a discreet incident, but a continual focus of the MPO’s entire work program. In order to maintain a proactive presence in the community, and be a resource for the public and other entities, the MPO strives to be both an educational organization and a quality resource center.
This Public Participation Plan (PPP) is intended to provide a guide for public participation activities to be conducted by the West Central Indiana Metropolitan Planning Organization. The Public Participation Plan contains the goals of the MPO for public participation, as well as processes and tools to encourage and facilitate public and stakeholder participation.
Click here to download Public Participation Plan (July 2020)
The Coordinated Public Transit Human Services Transportation Plan (CPTHSTP) identifies the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, older adults, and people with low incomes; provides strategies for meeting those needs; and prioritizes transportation services for funding and implementation. The plan is developed through a process that involves the MPO; representatives of public, private, and non-profit transportation and human services providers; and members of the public.
Embark – Moving Forward with Public Transportation
The Terre Haute Area MPO in coordination with Terre Haute Transit Utility and community stakeholders are updating the CPTHSTP. This effort is known as "Embark - Moving Forward with Public Transportation." The process of updating this plan began in July of 2022 is ongoing. The scope of work to accomplish this task is as follows:
- Review of the previous coordinated plan to develop a basis for evaluation and recommendations; (ongoing)
- Evaluation of existing economic/demographic conditions in Metropolitan Planning Area; (ongoing)
- Conduct a Terre Haute transit rider survey and preform an analysis of the ridership; (Click here to take survey)
- Strategies to address the identifies gaps between current services and needs, as well as opportunities to improve efficiencies in service delivery;
- Conduct two local meetings for stakeholders for the purpose of soliciting input on transportation needs, service gaps, and implementation strategies to resolve these deficiencies;
- A Public Outreach Meeting for residents of Vigo County and the Terre Haute Urbanized Area is scheduled for Monday, March 27th from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the Vigo County Public Library.
- Conducting a public input meeting to provide the public with the opportunity to convey transportation needs and requests, from service providers directly to the planning team;
- Update of the inventory of existing transportation services provided by public, private and non-profit organization.
As part of the federally prescribed metropolitan transportation planning process, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) must publish an Annual Listing of Obligated Projects (ALOP) for which federal funds, provided under 23 U.S.C. or 49 U.S.C. Chapter 53, were obligated in the preceding program year. Fulfillment of this Congressional mandate is intended to increase the transparency of federal government spending on transportation projects within a metropolitan planning area (MPA) to state and local officials, and to the public at large.
Annual Listing of Obligated Projects - SFY 2019 (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019) [542 kb pdf]
SFY 2020 Annual Listing of Obligated Projects (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020)