Ames Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

Transportation Planning for the Ames-Gilbert Metropolitan Area

Title VI Notice to the Public

The Ames Area Metropolitan Planning Organization hereby gives public notice that it is the policy of the MPO to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, related statutes and regulation provide. This policy assures that no person shall on the ground of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 amended Title VI to specify that entire institutions receiving Federal funds, whether schools, colleges, government entities, or private employers must comply with Federal civil rights laws, rather than just the particular programs or activities that receive Federal funds. We are also concerned about the impacts of our programs, projects and activities on low income and minority populations ("Environmental Justice") under Title VI.
Any person who believes that they are being denied participation in a project, being denied benefits of a program, or otherwise being discriminated against because of your race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability, you may contact:
Brian Phillips, City of Ames Title VI Civil Rights Coordinator at 515-239-5101
Iowa Department of Transportation at 800-262-0003

You should contact the above individual or Iowa DOT office as soon as possible but no later than 180 days after the alleged discrimination occurred. Or if there has been a continuing course of conduct, no later than 180 days after the alleged discrimination was discontinued.


For more information on the Ames Area MPO civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact 515-239-5101; e-mail; or visit our administrative office at 515 Clark Ave. Ames, IA 50010. For more information, visit

If information is needed in another language, contact 515-239-5101

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