Civil Rights — Title VI

You are invited to participate in our transportation planning process, free from discrimination. The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is committed to nondiscrimination in all activities and complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin (including limited English proficiency). Related federal and state nondiscrimination laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, sex, disability, and additional protected characteristics.

Your full notice of rights and protections, as well as contact information should you have questions or concerns, can be found below.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Complaint Filing

If you believe you have been discriminated against, you may file a complaint using the form below. Complaints alleging violations of state or federal law or regulation must be filed within the time frames established by statute, regulation, or case law—in certain instances, no later than 300 days from the date of the alleged violation. Complaints filed under Title VI (based on race, color, or national origin [including limited English proficiency]) generally must be filed no later than 180 calendar days after the date of the alleged violation. The full complaint procedures are described in the following documents.

Complaint Forms and Procedures

Title VI Program

The MPO administers the Title VI program to ensure the MPO’s compliance with civil rights laws and regulations and that the MPO’s transportation planning process is free from discrimination. As a subrecipient of federal funds through the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), the MPO submits Title VI reports to MassDOT to demonstrate compliance with the Federal Transit Administration’s Title VI Program every three years and compliance with Federal Highway Administration’s Title VI/Nondiscrimination Program each year.

Current Title VI Report

2023 Boston Region MPO Title VI Report (PDF) 2023 Boston Region MPO Title VI Report (HTML)

Language Assistance Plan

As part of Title VI reporting, the MPO also creates a Language Assistance Plan every three years, documenting the MPO's approach to providing translation and interpreter assistance to members of the public.

Current Language Assistance Plan

2023 Language Assistance Plan (PDF) 2023 Language Assistance Plan (HTML) 

Accommodations at MPO-sponsored Meetings

Upon request (at least five business days in advance of a meeting), every effort will be made to provide accommodations such as assistive listening devices, meeting materials in accessible formats and languages other than English, and interpreters in American Sign Language and other languages. To request these services, please contact:

Boston Region MPO Title VI Specialist
10 Park Plaza, Suite 2150
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 857.702.3700

For people with hearing or speaking difficulties, connect through the state MassRelay service (


Title VI Specialist