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Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

The intent of LEP is to find a balance that ensures meaningful access by LEP persons to critical services while not imposing undue burdens on small business, or small nonprofits The LEP plan must be developed in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 12898 and Executive Order 13166. The RTPO’s transportation planning processes must assure that the transportation planning process and projects do not result in a disproportionately high and adverse effect on minority or low-income populations and must take reasonable steps to ensure meaningful access to their programs and activities by LEP persons. The planning process must include a demographic profile identifying the locations of low-income and minority populations, an assessment of the distributions (financial), and conditions across these groups and public involvement activities aimed at engaging minority and low-income population in transportation decision-making.