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DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation Study

 

About DSATS
The DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation Study (DSATS) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization which administers the federal and state funding for highway and public transit projects in the DeKalb Urbanized Area. DSATS is staffed by DeKalb County and all activities performed by the organization are overseen by a Policy Committee (PC), with the technical oversight of the organization performed by a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), and DSATS staff.

The DSATS Region
In the U.S., urbanized areas with populations over 50,000, are required to create a Metropolitan Planning Organization. The Federal Highway Administration defines Metropolitan Transportation Planning as the process of examining travel and transportation issues and needs in metropolitan areas. It includes a demographic analysis of the community in question, as well as an examination of travel patterns and trends. The planning process includes an analysis of alternatives to meet projected future demands, and for providing a safe and efficient transportation system that meets mobility while not creating adverse impacts to the environment. In metropolitan areas over 50,000 population, the responsibility for transportation planning lies with designated Metropolitan Planning Organizations.

This region includes the:

City of DeKalb

City of Sycamore

DeKalb County 

Northern Illinois University

Town of Cortland 

 

Title VI Program
Title VI prohibits discrimination by recipients of federal financial assistance on the basis of race, color, and national origin, including the denial of meaningful access for Limited English Proficient persons. Under Department of Transportation’s Title VI regulations, recipients of federal financial assistance are prohibited from, among other things, using “criteria or methods of administering its program which have the effect of subjecting individuals to discrimination based on their race, color, or national origin.”

For example, racially neutral policies or practices that result in discriminatory effects or disparate impacts violate DOT’s Title VI regulations, unless the recipient can show the policies or practices are substantially justified and there is no less discriminatory alternative. In addition, Title VI and DOT regulations prohibit recipients from intentionally discriminating against people on the basis of race, color, and national origin.

The DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation Study operates a Title VI program to ensure all residents, workers, and vendors have equal access to involvement in the transportation planning process, access to transportation, and the ability on transportation funded projects.

 

NATHAN F. SCHWARTZ, P.E
Director

BRIAN DICKSON
Coordinator

815-756-9513
815-756-8705 (fax)
dsats@dekalbcounty.org

Highway Facility
1826 Barber Greene Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
Hours: 7 am – 3:30 pm

NATHAN F. SCHWARTZ, P.E
Director

BRIAN DICKSON
Coordinator

815-756-9513
815-756-8705 (fax)
dsats@dekalbcounty.org

Highway Facility
1826 Barber Greene Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
Hours: 7 am – 3:30 pm

DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation Study

 

About DSATS
The DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation Study (DSATS) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization which administers the federal and state funding for highway and public transit projects in the DeKalb Urbanized Area. DSATS is staffed by DeKalb County and all activities performed by the organization are overseen by a Policy Committee (PC), with the technical oversight of the organization performed by a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), and DSATS staff.

The DSATS Region
In the U.S., urbanized areas with populations over 50,000, are required to create a Metropolitan Planning Organization. The Federal Highway Administration defines Metropolitan Transportation Planning as the process of examining travel and transportation issues and needs in metropolitan areas. It includes a demographic analysis of the community in question, as well as an examination of travel patterns and trends. The planning process includes an analysis of alternatives to meet projected future demands, and for providing a safe and efficient transportation system that meets mobility while not creating adverse impacts to the environment. In metropolitan areas over 50,000 population, the responsibility for transportation planning lies with designated Metropolitan Planning Organizations.

This region includes the:

City of DeKalb

City of Sycamore

DeKalb County 

Northern Illinois University

Town of Cortland 

 

Title VI Program
Title VI prohibits discrimination by recipients of federal financial assistance on the basis of race, color, and national origin, including the denial of meaningful access for Limited English Proficient persons. Under Department of Transportation’s Title VI regulations, recipients of federal financial assistance are prohibited from, among other things, using “criteria or methods of administering its program which have the effect of subjecting individuals to discrimination based on their race, color, or national origin.”

For example, racially neutral policies or practices that result in discriminatory effects or disparate impacts violate DOT’s Title VI regulations, unless the recipient can show the policies or practices are substantially justified and there is no less discriminatory alternative. In addition, Title VI and DOT regulations prohibit recipients from intentionally discriminating against people on the basis of race, color, and national origin.

The DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation Study operates a Title VI program to ensure all residents, workers, and vendors have equal access to involvement in the transportation planning process, access to transportation, and the ability on transportation funded projects.

 

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