The Polk TPO seeks to meet the transportation needs of our unique, diverse and vibrant communities in Polk County. It does not tolerate discrimination in any form in its programs, service or activities. Moreover, the Polk TPO is committed to not only considering the transportation needs of everyone in Polk County, but also to conducting substantial outreach to ensure broad input from the community. In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal and state nondiscrimination authorities, the Polk TPO does not and will never deny the benefits of, exclude from participation or subject to discrimination anyone on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, or family status.
Recipients of federal funds, such as transportation planning organizations, must comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and other nondiscrimination authorities, ensuring that no person is subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion and family status in employment and the provision of government services. This requirement includes the creation of a Title VI Nondiscrimination Plan, along with a regular review of its effectiveness and conformity with federal and state law.
This Nondiscrimination Plan works in concert with the Polk TPO’s Public Participation Plan and Limited English Proficiency Plan, which identify specific tactics for outreach and involvement (i.e. notification, information, and opportunities for diverse participation).