Public transportation is an integral component of a region’s multimodal transportation system that offers tangible benefits, including transit service for the elderly, the disabled, and persons lacking access to automobiles. Public transit also offers additional benefits to society as a whole; increased transit use promotes clean air and various other environmental initiatives.
The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission’s (SETRPC) Transportation & Environmental Resources Division serves as Lead Agency for regionally coordinated transportation planning in the southeast Texas region. Coordination of public transportation services allows for greater efficiency, transportation connectivity, and increased awareness and support for transit.
SETRPC is a designated rural transit district and the Transportation & Environmental Resources Division operates (SETT) in Hardin County, Orange County, and rural western Jefferson County. SETT is a demand-response transit service that the Division administers through subcontractors. To learn more about service areas, schedules, and fees, visit our South East Texas Transit page.
Transit service is also available to residents of Beaumont and Port Arthur through their transit systems. For more information, contact Beaumont Municipal Transit (phone: 409-835-7895) or Port Arthur Transit (phone: 409-983-8767).
Title VI/Environmental Justice Program
The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission-Metropolitan Planning Organization (SETRPC-MPO) prepares the Title VI/Environmental Justice Program to address the responsibilities of the SETRPC-MPO as a recipient of federal financial assistance as they relate to requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and Executive Order 12898. These federal laws and orders seek to prevent any form of discrimination and to ensure certain populations are not disproportionately adversely affected by plans, programs, and projects implemented by public agencies.
The program was last updated in 2017.
Title VI Documents:
- SETRPC Complaint Procedures – Spanish
- SETRPC Complaint Procedures – English
- SETRPC and Subcontractors Complaint Form – English
- SETRPC and Subcontractors Complaint Form – Spanish
- Title VI Complaint Form – English
- Title VI Complaint Form – Spanish
Limited English Proficiency Plan
The SETRPC-MPO prepared the Limited English Proficiency Plan to address the responsibilities of the SETRPC-MPO as a recipient of federal financial assistance as they relate to the needs of individuals with limited English proficiency language skills. The plan has been prepared in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000d, et seq., and its implementing regulations, which state that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color or natural origin.
Executive Order 13166, titled Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency, indicates that differing treatment based upon a person’s inability to speak, read, write or understand English is a type of national origin discrimination. It directs each agency to publish guidance for its respective recipients clarifying their obligation to ensure that such discrimination does not take place. This order applies to all state and local agencies which receive federal funds, including the SETRPC-MPO.
The Plan was last updated in 2017
SETRPC-MPO Limited English Proficiency Plan – For Transit
Notice – LEP Rights Under Title VI – Spansh