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Public Participation & Your Rights

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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.

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

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. 

Title VI Complaint Form, English                         Title VI Complaint Procedure, English

Title VI Formulario de Queja, Español                 Title VI Procedimiento de Queja, Español


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.

Title VI Annual Accomplishments Report, July 2019

Bend MPO Title VI Plan, October 2019


For further information, give the Title VI Coordinator a call at 541-323-8545 or visit Key written materials can be translated with sufficient notice. Please contact the MPO for more information.

Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
Attention: Andrea Napoli
709 NW Wall Street; Suite 102
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 323-8545

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. 

Links to Related Information

 Population Mapping

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