FTA Civil Rights Workshop Scheduled for Washington, DC - October 21-23, 2008

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September 3, 2008


Mass Mailout Number III-2008-43


Subject:  FTA Civil Rights Workshop Scheduled for Washington, DC - October 21-23, 2008


Dear Transit Colleague:


Federal Transit Administration's Office of Civil Rights is pleased to announce that the next three-day training on FTA's civil rights requirements will be held in Washington, DC, from October 21-23, 2008.


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, and the U.S. Department of Transportation's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program.  Participants will also have the opportunity to provide FTA with feedback on challenges and opportunities that they have experienced in implementing Federal civil rights requirements and to share examples of effective or promising practices that could be adopted by transit agencies or community-based organizations.


The Registration Package, including the Registration Form, Workshop Agenda and Workshop Flyer, for this event is available at http://www.fta.dot.gov/civilrights/ada/civil_rights_7756.html.  Registration forms will be accepted until capacity is reached, but no later than Wednesday, October 15, 2008.


There will be two additional workshops in the Spring of 2009 in New York and Seattle for those who can not attend the workshop in October.  Registration packages for these two workshops will be posted to the website at a later date.


For additional information please contract from the Civil Rights Office in Washington, DC, Ms. Sandra McCrea at (202) 366-4018 or e-mail sandra.mccrea@fta.dot.gov.


Please feel free to distribute this throughout your organization as appropriate.





Letitia A. Thompson

Regional Administrator