FTA Releases Civil Rights Guidance

Posted on: September 7th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has released the final updated circular on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Title VI Requirements and Guidelines for Federal Transit Administration Recipients (http://www NULL.fta NULL.dot NULL.gov/documents/FTA_Title_VI_FINAL NULL.pdf) (PDF). The revised circular provides information for grantees on how to comply with DOT’s Title VI regulations, as well as information designed to ensure grantees provide meaningful language access to persons who are limited English proficient. The circular provides specific compliance information for each type of grantee (such as transit providers, MPOs, State DOTs and others) and provides comprehensive guidance and examples to ensure recipients that understand the requirements.

FTA has also developed a new web page with information to help FTA grant recipients understand and comply with Title VI Civil Rights requirements and environmental justice principles.  Visit http://www.fta.dot.gov/T6EJ (http://links NULL.govdelivery NULL.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTIwOTA3LjEwMzMxODUxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDEyMDkwNy4xMDMzMTg1MSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3MTQ5Njg2JmVtYWlsaWQ9Y2tpc3NlbEBuYWRvLm9yZyZ1c2VyaWQ9Y2tpc3NlbEBuYWRvLm9yZyZmbD0mZXh0cmE9TXVsdGl2YXJpYXRlSWQ9JiYm&&&100&&&http://www NULL.fta NULL.dot NULL.gov/T6EJ).

FTA will announce webinars and other training opportunities at http://www.fta.dot.gov/civilrights/12328.html (http://links NULL.govdelivery NULL.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTIwODI4LjEwMDkyMjUxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDEyMDgyOC4xMDA5MjI1MSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3MTM1NTQ5JmVtYWlsaWQ9Y2tpc3NlbEBuYWRvLm9yZyZ1c2VyaWQ9Y2tpc3NlbEBuYWRvLm9yZyZmbD0mZXh0cmE9TXVsdGl2YXJpYXRlSWQ9JiYm&&&100&&&http://www NULL.fta NULL.dot NULL.gov/civilrights/12328 NULL.html).  The Circular and Federal Register notice are available at http://www.fta.dot.gov/legislation_law/12349_14792.html (http://links NULL.govdelivery NULL.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTIwODI4LjEwMDkyMjUxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDEyMDgyOC4xMDA5MjI1MSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3MTM1NTQ5JmVtYWlsaWQ9Y2tpc3NlbEBuYWRvLm9yZyZ1c2VyaWQ9Y2tpc3NlbEBuYWRvLm9yZyZmbD0mZXh0cmE9TXVsdGl2YXJpYXRlSWQ9JiYm&&&101&&&http://www NULL.fta NULL.dot NULL.gov/legislation_law/12349_14792 NULL.html). This information was released separately from its Environmental Justice Circular.  More information on the environmental justice guidance is online here.

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