Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice

Statement of Purpose

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) Civil Rights Office Environmental Justice Program's purpose is:

  1. To ensure that ADOT complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI)  and Executive Order 12898 Federal Actions To Address Environmental Justice (EJ) in Minority and Low-Income Populations as a requirement to receive federal financial assistance.
  2. To successfully integrate Title VI and Environmental Justice into ADOT’s programs, services, and activities while developing consistent methods and standards for data collection to assess the benefits, adverse effects, and potential disparities of transportation activities among different population groups, based on demographics of race, color, national origin, low-income and/or minority status. The data collected and assessments completed will be used to develop and support appropriate procedures, goals, and performance measures in all aspects of ADOT’s mission.
  3. To ensure that all ADOT Transportation Planning activities from Planning and Programming, Project Development (NEPA), Design, Construction, and Operations and Maintenance satisfy the letter and intent of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requirements and Environmental Justice principles, as outlined by the USDOT.

By ensuring opportunities for minority and low-income communities to influence the transportation planning and decision-making processes through enhanced engagement and meaningful input, ADOT strives to prevent disproportionately high and adverse effects of transportation projects on minority and low-income 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 

Danielle Valentine
Civil Rights Compliance Manager

Joanna Lucero
Civil Rights Program Manager
Title VI and Environmental Justice

Josie Olmos
Civil Rights Specialist