Civil Rights Title VI Circular Final Notice

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U.S. Department
of Transportation
Federal Transit



SUBJECT:   Notice of Final Title VI Circular

PROGRAM AREAS:  Civil Rights Program

DATE:  April 25, 2007

(Click here for PDF version)

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has revised its Title VI Circular 4702.1 and is publishing a new Circular 4702.1A, “Title VI and Title VI—Dependent Guidelines for Federal Transit Administration Recipients.”

The purpose of this circular is to provide recipients and subrecipients of FTA financial assistance with guidance and instructions necessary to carry out the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Title VI regulations (49 CFR part 21) and to integrate into their programs and activities considerations expressed in the Department’s Order on Environmental Justice (Order 5610.2), and Policy Guidance Concerning Recipients’ Responsibilities to Limited English Proficient (LEP) Persons (70 CFR 74087, December 14, 2005). Circular 4702.1A includes requirements and procedures which, if followed, will ensure that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving financial assistance from FTA.

Here is the link to the Adobe pdf version of the funding determination for this discretionary program:

This guidance becomes effective May 14, 2007. This circular supersedes Title VI Circular 4702.1, “Title VI Program Guidelines for Urban Mass Transit Administration Recipients.”

Contact the regional office at 206-220-7954 if you have any questions concerning this notice.



R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator