FTA Schedules Environmental Justice Webinar

Posted on: October 9th, 2012 by NADO Admin

On Thursday, October 11, 1 – 3 p.m. EST, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will hold the webinar “Environmental Justice: What does it mean?”  To register for the webinar, go to: http://ftaenvironmentaljustice.eventbrite.com/ (http://ftaenvironmentaljustice NULL.eventbrite NULL.com/).  For more information on EJ from FTA, visithttp://fta.dot.gov/EJ. (http://fta NULL.dot NULL.gov/EJ)

In July, FTA released final guidance in the form of a Circular on incorporating environmental justice (EJ) principles into plans, projects, and activities that receive funding from FTA. This final guidance provides recommendations to Metropolitan Planning Organizations, public transportation providers, State Departments of Transportation, and other recipients of FTA funds on how to fully engage EJ populations in the public transportation decision-making process; how to determine whether EJ populations would be subjected to disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects as a result of a transportation plan, project, or activity; and how to avoid, minimize, or mitigate these effects. FTA’s Webinar on the Circular will explore the details of these recommendations and provide specific guidance for how FTA grant recipients should incorporate EJ review into their transportation planning and NEPA efforts.

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