Civil Rights Workshop Update


Printer Friendly Number 2009-23
03-19-09

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The Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Office of Civil Rights invites its grant recipients and other interested stakeholders in FTA’s Region 10 to attend a three-day training on FTA’s civil rights requirements and guidance. In bulletin 09-22, we stated hotel guest rooms are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Edgewater Hotel has kindly extended the discounted rate of $158.00/night until March 27. Make sure you contact the hotel in-house reservation desk.

This workshop will be held on April 20-22, 2009 at the Edgewater Hotel, 2411 Alaskan Way # 67, Seattle, Washington, 98121. To make reservations, call 1-800-624-0670 or 1-206-728-7000 and mention the FTA Workshop.

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.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Tanrath at 720-963-3313, email rebecca.tanrath@dot.gov until April 6, 2009, or Monica McCallum at 206-220-4462, email monica.mccallum@dot.gov.

Sincerely,

/s/ Linda Gehrke for


R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator