Civil Rights Requirements and Guidance Training

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The Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Office of Civil Rights invites its grant recipients and other interested stakeholders to attend a three-day training on FTA’s civil rights requirements and guidance. The training will review federal laws, regulations, executive orders, and guidance covering the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Equal Employment Opportunity, and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. This training will also discuss recently implemented and proposed updates to existing FTA civil rights directives and guidelines. 

This training will help practitioners better understand the importance of civil rights considerations in transportation and transit planning, project development, investment, and operations. Participants will be able to apply the content learned during this course to their daily work activities and local environment.

Participants will also have the opportunity to provide the FTA with feedback on challenges and opportunities that they have experienced in implementing Federal civil rights directives and to share examples of effective or promising practices that could be adopted by state, regional, and local agencies or community-based organizations. 

Preliminary Agenda

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) 


Overview and Updates


ADA Fixed Route Self Assessment


Complementary Paratransit Self-Assessment


Overview Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

 Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Overview of New Title VI Circular


Exercise: City of Metropolis


Limited English Proficiency (LEP)


Title VI Video “Divided Highways


Environmental Justice


Overview Equal Employment Opportunity Program (EEO)

Thursday, May 13, 2010


EEO Utilization Analysis 


Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE) Overview


DBE Goal Methodology


DBE Fraud


DBE Certification

For further information, contact Region 10’s Monica McCallum at (206) 220-4462 or



R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator

Encl:  Registration Form
          Scholarship Form