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"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." - Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


If you believe that you have been treated unfairly, you may file a written complaint with the Bend MPO. Complaints may be filed by any person who believes that he or she has been excluded from participation in, been denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any MPO service, program, or activity, and believes the discrimination is based upon race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, economic status or limited English proficiency. Written complaints will be investigated. 


YOUR RIGHTS

You have the right to be treated fairly in the transportation planning process. Federal law prohibits discrimination. This law is part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is called Title Six or Title VI. The Bend MPO is committed to ensuring that the work we do is fair and meets the requirements of Title VI.

TITLE VI AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE PLAN

The scope of this program is to ensure that transportation programs and services are accessible and provided uniformly, and to avoid adverse and disproportionate impacts by considering the populations impacted by transportation projects. This is primarily accomplished through inclusive public participation, outreach, and the consideration of all factors and measures that provide for a context sensitive solution.

HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE?

For further information, give the Title VI Coordinator a call at 541-693-2113 or visit www.bendmpo.org Key written materials can be translated with sufficient notice. Please contact the MPO for more information.

Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
Attention: Tyler Deke
709 NW Wall Street; Suite 102
Bend, OR 97701
Email: tdeke@ci.bend.or.us
Website: www.bendmpo.org
Phone: (541) 693-2113
Fax: (541) 693-2196

TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) or STS (Speech To Speech) assistance, please call 1-800-676-3777 for information (voice or text); 1-877-735-7525 (STS English); 1-800-735-3896 (STS Spanish); 1-800-750-1232, or 7-1-1 (TDD); and for assistance with Voice Carryover Device communication, 1-800-735-3260. 

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