Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people from discrimination based on race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. The Federal Transit Administration works to ensure nondiscriminatory transportation in support of our mission to enhance the social and economic quality of life for all Americans. The FTA Office of Civil Rights is responsible for monitoring FTA recipients’ Title VI programs and ensuring their compliance with Title VI Civil Rights requirements.

Title VI Circular
Title VI Program Due Dates
Fixed-route Peak Service List
Title VI Training Materials
Title VI Oversight
Other Title VI Resources

Guidance on Title VI Civil Rights Requirements

FTA issued guidance, effective October 1, 2012, to help recipients of FTA grant funding better understand and comply with federal civil rights requirements. The guidance, in the form of a revised circular, helps our funding recipients to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. One of the most significant changes to the revised Title VI circular was the removal of several references to Environmental Justice that will help transit agencies better understand the important distinctions between Title VI and Environmental Justice.

The revised Title VI circular provides guidance to FTA funding recipients on how to comply with DOT’s Title VI regulations, which require careful evaluation of the impact of proposed service and fare changes on minority riders, and the provision of language access to persons with limited English proficiency.

FTA’s webpage for information on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.