Environmental Justice Policy Guidance for FTA Recipients

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has placed in the docket and on its website final guidance in the form of a circular on incorporating environmental justice principles into plans, projects and activities that receive funding from FTA.

This final guidance provides recommendations to state departments of transportation, metropolitan planning organizations, public transportation providers and other recipients of FTA funds on how to fully engage environmental justice populations in the public transportation decision-making process; how to determine whether environmental justice populations would be subjected to disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects as a result of a transportation plan, project or activity; and how to avoid, minimize or mitigate these effects.