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Placer County TART Title VI Program Policy

Placer County Department of Public Works and Facilities (DPWF)/Transit Services is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of its transit services or programs on the basis of race, color or national origin as afforded under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Purpose: The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines to effectively monitor and ensure that Placer County’s transit services is in compliance with all Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Title VI requirements in order to carry out the provisions of the Department of Transportation (DOT) Title VI Regulations at 49 CFR Part 21. This policy follows the requirements detailed in FTA Circular 4702.1B, “Title VI Requirements and Guidelines for Federal Transit Administration Recipients,” dated October 1, 2012.

Statement of Policy: Placer County DPWF/Transit Services, as a federal grant recipient, is required by the FTA to conform to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its amendments. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires that no person in the United States, on the grounds of race, color or national origin be excluded from, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Presidential Executive Order 12898 addresses environmental justice in minority and low-income populations. Presidential Executive Order 13166 addresses services to those individuals with limited English proficiency. The County is committed to enforcing the provisions of Title VI and protecting the rights and opportunities of all persons associated with the County or affected by its programs. The County’s commitment includes vigorously enforcing all applicable laws and regulations that affect the County and those organizations, both public and private, which participate and benefit through our programs. The County will take positive and realistic affirmative steps to ensure that all persons and/or firms wishing to participate in its programs are given an equal and equitable chance to participate.

The County’s sub-recipients and contractors are required to prevent discrimination and ensure nondiscrimination in all of their programs, activities and services.

The Placer County Department of Public Works is responsible for providing leadership, direction and policy to ensure compliance with Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act in respect to its transit services. Any person(s) who feels that they have been discriminated against is encouraged to report such violations in writing to the County’s Risk Management office.