Legal Problems Arising out of Highway Programs. Topic 23-06. Update of Selected Studies in Transportation Law: Volume Eight, Section 1: Transportation Agencies and Civil Rights

The purpose of this project is to update the Selected Studies in Transportation Law: Volume Eight, Section 1, Transportation Agencies and Civil Rights. Since publication of the volume in 2005, there have been a number of changes in transportation. There is now a difference in how the agency deals with civil rights and determining whether there has been a violation under Title VI. The purpose of this research is to provide information as to what has changed in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and specifically how interpretation and enforcement has changed, if at all. This section deals with affirmative action, preferential contracting, prohibiting discrimination in transportation projects, claims under §1983, discrimination of state transportation departments, and First Amendment issues. Also important to know, what changes, if any have occurred in environmental justice and how they affect enforcement as well. This entails reviewing the current version of Selected Studies in Transportation Law, Section 1 and comparing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as Amended. Court opinions will have to be explained as well. The idea is to note where changes, additions, and/or deletions need to be made. The purpose is to have a completely up to date version of Title VI and decisions.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $20000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-06, Topic 23-06

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Chisholm-Smith, Gwen

  • Performing Organizations:

    The Thomas Law Firm

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  • Principal Investigators:

    Thomas, Larry

  • Start Date: 20161104
  • Expected Completion Date: 20170731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01687896
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-06, Topic 23-06
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 10 2018 3:05PM