What does it do?
Remix's Title VI Engine compares two Remix maps and calculates the impact of proposed service changes on low-income and minority populations. We use ACS Census data at the block group level for this analysis. The report generated contains a summary of those impacts by block group, line, and for the whole service area.
How do I set it up?
To activate Title VI for your agency, we need a couple of pieces of information: your service area and low income threshold.
The service area represents the area served by your agencies transit service. Not every agency uses the same definition of service area. Some example areas are county boundary, city boundary, a special taxing district, or the fixed route service area (the block groups touched by the lines).
Typically we accept a shapefile representing the service area boundary.
Low Income Threshold
A measure of your communities definition of low-income relative to the federal poverty rate. The low income threshold is usually represented as 100% (the poverty rate), 150%, or 200% (double the poverty rate). If unsure of what threshold to use, one place to start is comparing the Federal Register Poverty Guidelines published by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services with the current Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
For more information:
Check out our Remix 101 article focused on using the Title VI Engine.