Environmental Justice Areas

Environmental Justice (EJ) refers to the process of evaluating and analyzing the planning process in reference to the most disadvantaged populations. Environmental Justice populations are identified by the federal government as low-income and minority populations. As part of our planning process, we are required to evaluate the impact our projects have on these populations.

The Indianapolis MPO identifies 7 total populations: minority, low-income, English as a Second Language, No college degree, zero car households, people over 65, and those with physical limitations. Through our 2045 LRTP planning process, we identified EJ areas -- these are areas we consider concentrations of EJ populations and should be used in planning analysis.