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Share your thoughts about the draft Public Involvement Policy and Limited English Proficiency Plan

The MPO Board has released the draft Public Involvement Policy (PIP) and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan for a 45-day public comment period. DCHC MPO’s last PIP was adopted in 2012 in response to the 2011 MPO Certification Review. This updated plan builds on the 2012 plan and will guide efforts to proactively engage the public to plan a multimodal transportation system that meets the region’s economic, sustainability, and equity goals.

This plan covers the development and approval process for DCHC’s major plans, programs, and studies. It guides how the public will be notified about programs, plans, and studies; opportunities available for the public to provide input; and the length of public input periods.

The PIP is consistent with the requirements of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act and subsequent updates. It also contains a review component to assess the MPO’s public input practices.

DCHC MPO’s first LEP Plan was adopted along with the PIP in 2012. A person with limited English proficiency is one who does not speak English as their primary language and who has a limited ability to read, speak, write, or understand English.The updated plan offers guidance on how the MPO will provide language assistance for people with limited English proficiency as required by Executive Order 13166 and United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) policy guidance. This plan provides guidance on:

     1)   How to identify people who may need language assistance

     2)   The types of assistance that DCHC can provide

     3)   How to notify people with LEP that language assistance is available

For questions or comments, contact Anne Phillips at anne.phillips@durhamnc.gov or by calling (919) 886-0258.

( Draft Public Involvement Policy and Limited English Proficiency Plan )