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GIS for Title VI Compliance. Zach Van Gemert Born and Raised in Denver, CO. Education in Land Use/GIS Employed at RTD for 11+ years Systems support for Call-n-Ride, GIS, INIT, Ridecheck Plus, Trapeze. Regional Transportation District ( ). Service Area Population: 2.8 million

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Zach Van Gemert

  • Born and Raised in Denver, CO.
  • Education in Land Use/GIS
  • Employed at RTD for 11+ years
    • Systems support for Call-n-Ride, GIS, INIT, Ridecheck Plus, Trapeze
regional transportation district
Regional Transportation District ( )
  • Service Area
    • Population: 2.8 million
    • Area: 2,340 square miles
    • 40 municipalities, 6 counties plus 2 city/county jurisdictions
  • Services
    • Fixed routes: 133
    • Bus Stops: 9,504
    • Park-n-Rides: 77 with 31,049 parking spaces
    • Special Services
      • Access-a-Ride
      • BroncosRide
      • BuffRide
      • Call-n-Ride
      • RockiesRide
  • Ridership
    • 2012: 328,109 average weekday boardings
  • Vehicles
    • Bus: 998
    • Light Rail: 172
federal transit administration fta
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
  • States “Transit providers shall prepare demographic and service profile maps and charts after each decennial census and prior to proposed service reductions or eliminations.”
  • Title VI Program Plan: must be submitted to FTA every three years and must be approved by board of directors or appropriate governing entity prior to submission to FTA.
  • Transit providers that have implemented or will implement a New Start, Small Start, or other new fixed guideway capital project shall conduct a service and fare equity analysis.
  • Require maps displaying transit base data, demographic profile data and transit facilities
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Title VI Program Plan

  • Demographics
    • Maps and Charts
    • Low Income Areas
      • Aerial Photo (Land Use)
      • Minority Population Density
      • Population + Employment Density
    • Minority Population Area
      • Aerial Photo (Land Use)
      • Low Income Household Density
      • Population + Employment Density
    • Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
  • Fare Policy
  • Service Changes
  • Service Standards
    • Headways
    • On-time Performance
    • Service Availability
    • Transit Amenities
    • Vehicle Assignments
base spatial data

Title VI Program Plan cont.

Base Spatial Data
  • District Boundary
  • Route Lines
  • Transit Facilities
    • Administrative
    • Maintenance
    • Park-n-Rides
    • Rail Stations
    • Shelters
    • Transfer Stations
  • Other
    • Business Districts
    • Hospitals
    • Schools
title vi program plan cont
Title VI Program Plan cont.

Demographics

  • Minority Population Areas
    • Aerial Photo (Land Use)
    • Low Income Household Density
    • Population + Employment Density
  • Low Income Areas
    • Aerial Photo (Land Use)
    • Minority Population Density
    • Population + Employment Density
shelters

Title VI Program Plan cont.

Shelters
  • Areas of Dense Low Income or Minority Populations
    • Equitable distribution of stop shelters
census data
Census Data
  • Census.gov
    • American FactFinder
      • factfinder2.census.gov
  • Low Income Households Density
    • FTA “any group of households whose

income is <=150% of the household size

poverty guidelines for the average household

size of that census tract”

    • Calculations
      • AVERAGE_HH_SIZE: TOTAL_POP / HOUSEHOLDS
      • HH_LESS_25:  [HH_LESS_10] + [HH_10_15] + [HH_15_25]
      • HH_LESS_35:  [HH_LESS_25] + [HH_25_35]
      • HH_LESS_50:  [HH_LESS_35] + [HH_35_50]
      • HH_LESS_75:  [HH_LESS_50] + [HH_50_75]
      • LOW_INC_HH: 
        • IF [AVERAGE_HH_SIZE] <= 2 THEN [HH_LESS_25]
        • IF [AVERAGE_HH_SIZE] > 2 AND <= 4 THEN [HH_LESS_35]
        • IF [AVERAGE_HH_SIZE] > 4 AND <= 6 THEN [HH_LESS_50]
        • IF [AVERAGE_HH_SIZE] > 6 THEN [HH_LESS_75]
      • LOW_INC_HH_PCT:  [LOW_INC_HH] / [HOUSEHOLDS]
  • Minority Population Density
    • Total Population - White Population = Minority Population
    • Minority Population / Total Population = Minority Population Density
west corridor
West Corridor
  • Maps Displaying Each Service Change
    • Low Income Households Density
    • Minority Population Density
demographic analysis
Demographic Analysis

“Polygon Overlay Tool”

  • Spatial Area Ratios
    • Ratios applied to demographic fields
tables
Tables
  • Regional Population Data (RTD Service Area)
    • Total Population of Service Area
    • Minority Population
    • Minority Population Percentage
    • Total Households
    • Low-Income Households
    • Low-Income Households Percentage
  • Affected Census Tracts
    • Route/Service
      • Bus
      • Call-n-Ride
      • Light Rail
    • Service Change Type
      • Current Route
      • Discontinued Service
      • New Route
    • Total Population Affected Tracts
    • Total Minority Population in Affected Tracts
    • Minority Population Percentage
    • Total Households Affected Tracts
    • Total Low-Income Households in Affected Tracts
    • Low-Income Households Percentage
    • Spatial Data Type Used
summary
Summary
  • Title VI Reporting
    • Responsibilites
    • GIS
    • FTA
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Contact

zachariah.vangemert@rtd-denver.com

www.rtd-denver.com