Civil Rights Requirements and Guidance Training


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03-26-10

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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

Morning 

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) 

 

Overview and Updates

Afternoon 

ADA Fixed Route Self Assessment

 

Complementary Paratransit Self-Assessment

 

Overview Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

     
 Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Morning

Overview of New Title VI Circular

 

Exercise: City of Metropolis

 

Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

Afternoon 

Title VI Video “Divided Highways

 

Environmental Justice

 

Overview Equal Employment Opportunity Program (EEO)


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Morning 

EEO Utilization Analysis 

 

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE) Overview

 

DBE Goal Methodology

Afternoon 

DBE Fraud

 

DBE Certification

  
For further information, contact Region 10’s Monica McCallum at (206) 220-4462 or
email monica.mccallum@dot.gov.

Sincerely,

/s/


R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator

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