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State DOT's Responsibilities

State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) are at the heart of planning, design, construction, and operations and maintenance projects across all travel modes. They allocate resources from various Federal-aid programs. State DOTs successfully integrate Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and environmental justice into their activities when while developing the technical capability to assess the benefits and adverse effects of transportation activities among different population groups. These technical capabilities are used to develop and support appropriate procedures, goals, and performance measures in all aspects of their mission.

The State DOTs also ensure that State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) findings of statewide planning compliance and NEPA activities satisfy the letter and intent of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requirements and environmental justice principles