Environmental Justice

Relation with Title VI

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is committed to protect individuals from discrimination on the bases of their national origin, sex, race, age, disability or color in transportation programs and activities that receive federal assistance, as required under the federal law, Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, as amended. The law requires that ADOT, as a federal-aid recipient, and its sub-recipients and contractors prevent intentional or unintentional discrimination in all programs and activities.

ADOT also complies with:

  • Executive Order (E.O.) 12898, “Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice (EJ) in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations,” which requires all federal and state agencies to identify and address the effects of its programs and policies on minority and low-income populations; and
  • Executive Order 13166, which addresses services to those individuals with limited English proficiency. The rights of women, the elderly and the disabled are protected under related statutes.

These Executive Orders and the related statutes fall under the umbrella of Title VI. Census data is used to target Environmental Justice and Limited English Proficiency communities.

Contact Us 

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns related to ADOT’s Environmental Justice policies or practices. 

ADOT Civil Rights Office
206 S. 17th Ave., MD 155A
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602.712.8946 

Krystal Smith
Civil Rights Compliance Manager

Brandi Hall
Environmental Justice Program Manager

Josie Olmos
Civil Rights Specialist