The Indianapolis MPO's bylaws codify the structure, jurisdiction, roles, duties, and membership in the Indianapolis Regional Transportation Council.
The MPO's Complete Streets Policy was adopted in 2014 and amended in October 2016. Building complete streets provides many benefits to residents, business owners, developers, and the community as a whole. First and foremost, embracing the complete streets concept will help create balanced transportation systems by providing accessible, safe, and efficient connections between destinations. It will bolster economic growth and stability while increasing property values. It will enhance job growth, improve safety, improve public health and fitness, reduce harmful emissions, and reduce the overall demand on our roadways by allowing people to replace motor vehicle trips with active transportation options. Secondly, integrating sidewalks, bike facilities, transit amenities, and safe crossings into the initial design of a project spares the expense and complications of retrofits implemented at a later date. Thirdly, proactively planning for a multimodal transportation system can promote its integration with land use policies to encourage sustainable development.
The purpose of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is to prohibit programs that receive federal funds from discriminating against participants or clients on the basis of race, color or national origin. The MPO's Title VI Complaint Procedures were developed as a guideline to be followed should a Title VI complaint be filed with the MPO. Contact James Rinehart for more information.
ADA compliance is a key component of compliance with all federal regulations, including transportation from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Check out the LPA Resources page for ADA guides and internet resources.
The MPO's Public Involvement Plan (PIP) indicates opportunities for all segments of the public to be involved in the metropolitan transportation planning process. Groups include the general public, representatives of transportation services, community representatives, and many others.