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FHWA/FTA to Hold Webinar on Limited English Proficiency: What MPOs and RTPOs Need to Know

October 13, 2015
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On October 14 from 1 – 3 p.m. ET, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration will hold the webinar Foundations of Limited English Proficiency: What MPOs and RTPOs Need to Know.  This webinar was organized at the request of several regions across the country, including RTPOs and their partner transit agencies.

Attendees will learn the following webinar objectives:

  • Identify roles and responsibilities for U.S. DOT and its modal agencies, State DOTs, as well as regional planning partners such as Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs) serving nonmetropolitan areas;
  • Describe how MPOs and RTPOs can fulfill their responsibilities in conducting an LEP self-assessment and develop an LEP plan;
  • Identify the Title VI-related Limited English Proficiency obligations, definitions related to LEP, and elements of a language access program;
  • Elements of conducting an LEP self-assessment;
  • Suggestions for developing an LEP plan.

To participate, join the webinar using the link and by dialing the conference line 1-888-273-3658 and using passcode 742-5477.  In the National Highway Institute’s new registration system, EXTERNAL users (those without a email address) will have to request an account before they can register.  The link to request an account is here.  Step-by step instructions on how to request an account can be found here.