There are three fundamental environmental justice principles:
- To avoid, minimize, or mitigate disproportionately high and adverse human health and environmental effects, including social and economic effects, on minority populations and low-income populations.
- To ensure the full and fair participation by all potentially affected communities in the transportation decision-making process.
- To prevent the denial of, reduction in, or significant delay in the receipt of benefits by minority and low-income populations.
The benefits of environmental justice to transportation decision making are:
- Better transportation decisions that meet the needs of all people.
- Transportation facilities that fit more harmoniously into communities.
- Enhancements to the public-involvement process, strengthen community-based partnerships, and provide minority and low-income populations with opportunities to learn about and improve the quality and usefulness of transportation in their lives.
- Improved data collection, monitoring, and analysis tools that assess the needs of, and analyze the potential impacts on minority and low-income populations.
- Partnering with other public and private programs to leverage transportation-agency resources to achieve a common vision for communities.
- Avoid disproportionately high and adverse impacts on minority and low-income populations.
- Minimize and/ or mitigate unavoidable impacts by identifying concerns early in the planning phase and providing offsetting initiatives and enhancement measures to benefit affected communities and neighborhoods.
Federal Highway Administration link to Title VI/Environmental Justice: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/environmental_justice/ej_at_dot/
Federal Transit Administration link to Title VI/Environmental Justice: http://www.fta.dot.gov/12347_2238.html
Environmental Justice Resource Document
Posted 10/2/2018, PDF, 1 MB
KY 1932 Chenoweth Lane Corridor Study (December 2015)
Posted 03/13/17, PDF,
KY 1931 (Manslick Road) from Dixie Highway to I-264 Environmental Justice Community Impact Assessment (November 2013)
Posted 03/10/2014, PDF, 4.68 MB
Billtown Road Environmental Justice Community Impact Assessment (March 2007)
Posted 12/01/2009, PDF, 5.4 MB
Manslick Road Environmental Justice Community Impact Assessment (May 2007)
Posted 12/01/2009, PDF, 3.7 MB
Taylorsville Road (KY 155) Environmental Justice Community Impact Assessment (April 2007)
Posted 12/02/2009, PDF, 6.0 MB
I-64 & Gilliland Road Environmental Justice Community Impact Assessment (December 2006)
Posted 12/28/2006, PDF, 8.22 MB