DVRPC 2015 Indicators of Potential Disadvantage

2015 Tract-level Indicators of Potential Disadvantage for the DVRPC Region

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and the Executive Order on Environmental Justice (#12898) do not provide specific guidance to evaluate EJ issues within a region's transportation planning process. Therefore, MPOs must devise their own methods for ensuring that EJ issues are investigated and evaluated in transportation decision-making. In 2001, DVRPC developed an EJ technical assessment to identify direct and disparate impacts of its plans, programs, and planning process on defined population groups in the Delaware Valley region. This assessment, called the Indicators of Potential Disadvantage Methodology, is utilized in a variety of DVRPC plans and programs.

DVRPC currently assesses the following population groups, defined by the U.S. Census Bureau:

Non-Hispanic Minority, Carless Households, Households in Poverty, Female Head of Household with Child, Elderly (over 75 years), Hispanic, Limited English, Proficiency, Persons with Disabilities

For more information and for methodology, visit DVRPC's website:

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Additional Info

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Author DVRPC
Maintainer Sean Lawrence
Created June 27, 2017, 14:48 (UTC)
Area of Interest Delaware Valley (Camden; Gloucester; Mercer; Bucks; Chester; Delaware; Montgomery; Philadelphia counties)


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