REGION 8 BULLETIN NO: 2015-12
Subject: NTI Environmental Justice (EJ) Training
Date: May 28, 2015
NTI will be offering its Environmental Justice training at the APTA Rail Conference on Wednesday (June 23) afternoon and Thursday (June 24). The course focuses on how FTA regional staff and grantees can satisfy the requirements of the Executive Order 12898, US DOT Order 5610.2(a) and FTA Circular 4703.1 on Environmental Justice. The course offers hands on practical pointers for reviewing EJ considerations in transportation planning and project development, while providing the basic tenets of the principles of EJ through the evolution of Civil Rights. This offering is free for Region 8 staff and grantees.
Objectives of the training:
- Identify the difference between Title VI and Environmental Justice
- Discuss the importance of environmental justice and how it affects transportation decision-making
- Discuss how environmental justice considerations are incorporated in transportation planning and project development
- Understand the compliance process for planning and implementing under NEPA
FTA staff, transit agency staff, Regional/Metropolitan Planning Organization, and State Department of Transportation.
Please contact Kevin Osborn, Region 8 Civil Rights Officer at 720.963.3341 with any questions or concerns.
Linda M. Gehrke