The best policy decisions by government are made in the context of public participation. In 1991 the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA), and its successor, the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA21) of 1998 and the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) have continued and strengthened educating and involving the public in transportation planning activities. The mandates of ISTEA, TEA-21, and SAFETEA-LU have encouraged more concerted efforts to develop and maintain comprehensive and effective public outreach programs in accordance with TITLE VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As the years pass, experience fosters greater knowledge of what measures are most effective, and MPO’s around the state are working together to share best practices.

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