Bi-State Regional Commission

A Forum for Inter-governmental Coorperation and Delivery of Regional Programs

NEWS

  • Latest Commission In Review

    Bi-State Regional Commission meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month.  Read more for highlights from recent meetings.

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  • Grant Updates

    Coming in early 2024 Illinois Statewide Planning and Research Program funds administered through the Illinois Department of Transportation.  These are transportation funds for non-engineering transportation studies and for transportation data needs.

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  • Quad Cities MPO News

    The MPO Transportation Policy Committee meeting is set for noon Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at the Rock Island County Office Building, 1504 Third Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois.  

    Meeting agendas and minutes can also be accessed here.

    As a courtesy, please contact Gena McCullough (309)793-6300 Ext.1146 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to indicate your attendance prior to the meeting.

     

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Nearly 50 years ago, the 1964 Civil Rights Act was enacted. There continues to be an on-going need for awareness and implementation of this and new regulations related to civil rights. Gena McCullough, Planning Director, reviewed the Bi-State Title VI Program and Non-Discrimination Policy provided to the Commissioners.

The document is a consolidation of the various parts of the agency’s policies and procedures formalized collectively into one format.

Title VI states “No person in the United States shall, on the
ground of race, color or national origin, be excluded from
participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to
discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal
financial assistance.” Additional non-discrimination requirements
include Executive Orders (EO) to address environmental justice in
minority and low-income populations (EO 12898), to improve access to services for persons with limited English proficiency (EO 13166) and to ensure consistent and effective implementation of Title VI (EO 12250) administered through the Department of Justice. There are other statutes that address protected classes related to age, sex, marital status, disability, etc.

The document identifies the Executive Director as the Title VI Coordinator, outlines roles and responsibilities and related documents, such as the public involvement process, language assistance, and handling of complaints. The Bi-State Regional Commission Title VI Program and Non-Discrimination Policy applies to agencywide programs and planning. It provides the framework for open and inclusive planning processes, outreach to low-income and minority populations, eliminating barriers to participation, providing broad representation on planning and advisory bodies where possible, knowing the socio-economic makeup of the Bi-State Region to address, and being proactive in agency programs and planning. Commissioners approved the policy for submission to the respective federal agencies. 

Mission Statement

A local, voluntary organization of five counties and 47 municipalities. We serve as a forum for intergovernmental cooperation and delivery of regional programs and to assist member local governments in planning and project development.