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.
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 2045 MTP was originally adopted by the Transportation Policy Committee on Sep 28, 2018. The 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan - Addendum updates the plan adopted in 2018 to relfect the most recent available estimates and assumptions through 2045 for population, land use, travel, employment, congestion, economic activity, and funding. This addendum was adopted on July 19, 2023.
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 2024 - 2028 Transportation Improvement Program Listing of Projects: As Amendmend and Modified, effective September 19, 2023
Indiana Department of Transportation Projects:
SFY 2024 - 2028 Transportation Improvement Program as adopted June 20, 2023 and effective August 21, 2023.
- 1997 National Ambient Air Quality Standards Conforminity Report
- Record of Amendments and Modification:
- INDOT Amendment/Modification Request 9-1-2023 (Changes in the project listing are highlighted as yellow)
- DES#2100964 - Clay County Bridge Inspection Request 9-5-2023
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 2024-2028 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.
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.
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.
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.