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Community Transit Seeks Comment on Non-Discrimination Plan

 

March 8, 2013



Federally-required plan outlines ways in which transit agency engages minority populations

Snohomish County, Wash. – Community Transit is seeking public comment on a Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan that addresses how the agency engages minority populations. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states that “No person in the United States shall, on the grounds 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.”

As recipients of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds, Community Transit is required to have a Title VI program, which is updated and submitted to the FTA every three years.

Community Transit meets FTA objectives by promoting actions that:

· Ensure that the level and quality of transportation service is provided without regard to race, color, or national origin.

· Identify and address, as appropriate, disproportionately high and adverse effects of programs and activities on minority populations and low-income populations.

· Promote the full and fair participation of all affected populations in transportation decision making.

· Prevent the denial, reduction, or delay in benefits related to programs and activities that benefit minority populations or low-income populations.

· Ensure meaningful access to programs and activities by persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP).

Community Transit’s proposed Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan is available online at www.communitytransit.org/title6, or by calling (425) 353-7433 to request a copy. The Title VI webpage provides a Google Translator so it can be read in multiple languages.

Public comment on the proposed plan will be accepted through April 8. Comments may be submitted in one of the following ways:

· Email comments to title6@commtrans.org.

· Mail comments to Community Transit at 7100 Hardeson Rd ., Everett, WA 98203.

· Phone comments to (425) 353-7433.

· Share comments in person at the following Community Meetings.

Wednesday, March 27

5 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Snohomish PUD, Monroe Office

120 East Fremont Street, Monroe, WA 98272

Tuesday, April 2

12 p.m.–2 p.m.

Edmonds Community College

Brier Hall, Room 231

20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036

A public hearing on the Title VI plan will take place before the Board of Directors:

Thursday, April 4

3 p.m.

Community Transit Board Room

7100 Hardeson Road, Everett, WA 98203

Community Transit provides all people equal access to its services. Complaints about discrimination by the agency or its staff can be made at www.communitytransit.org/nondiscrimination.

Community Transit is responsible for providing transportation options for Snohomish County residents, including bus and paratransit service, vanpool and ridesharing options. Call Community Transit at (425) 353-RIDE or (800) 562-1375 for bus information, or (888) 814-1300 for carpool or vanpool information, or go to www.communitytransit.org. You can also read our blog atwww.communitytransit.blogspot.com, visit our Facebook page or see us on YouTube. Support local businesses and Community Transit when you Buy Local for Transit; read more atwww.communitytransit.org/buylocal.

 

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