AMMA Leads Title VI Development Workshops

CalACT caltrans logosAMMA Transit Planning just completed its series of full-day Title VI Development workshops for transit agencies with less than 50 vehicles. These workshops were made possible through the California Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP), which is administered by CalACT on behalf of Caltrans DMT. These statewide workshops were hosted by Paratransit Inc. in Sacramento, Access Services in El Monte, and by CalACT prior to its 2014 Spring Expo and Conference in San Diego.

Workshops were designed to assist rural and small urban transit operators with less than 50 vehicles understand the complex FTA Title VI regulation (FTA C. 4702.1B ) and provide a road map for developing a fully-compliant Title VI Program. The workshop provided hands-on assistance by the AMMA Transit Planning team, individuals who are deep into these regulations and have developed six Title VI Programs for providers across the state. AMMA has developed several MS Word templates to facilitate providers’ development of plans, including developing systemwide service standards and policies and preparing a community-specific language assistance plan.

Participants represented CTSAs, consulting agency, RTPAs, city transit programs, rural/small urban transit providers, large urban providers, nonprofits or human service transit providers.

Title VI of the Civil Right Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination by recipients of Federal funding on the basis of race, color, or national origin to any public. FTA has developed requirements for Title VI  Programs for recipients of its funds, as detailed in FTA Circular 4702.1B. Recipients that receive funding through Caltrans must complete their Title VI program by June 30, 2014 and all federal recipients must update their Title VI Programs every three years.

Title VI Development tools and resources are available on CalACT’s website here.

Thank you to our generous host agencies!