Snohomish County, Wash. – Whenever Community Transit makes substantial changes to its route network, service hours or fares, the agency seeks public comment on those proposals. Thursday, the Community Transit Board of Directors approved the 2019-2022 Title VI Non-Discrimination Program that addresses how the agency engages specific minority populations, as defined by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states that “No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
As a recipient of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds, Community Transit is required to have a Title VI program, which is updated and submitted to the FTA every three years.
Community Transit meets FTA objectives by promoting actions that:
Community Transit’s 2019-2022 Title VI Non-Discrimination Program is available online at www.communitytransit.org/title6.
Community Transit provides all people equal access to its services and ensures a fair and transparent complaint process. Complaints about discrimination can be made at www.communitytransit.org/nondiscrimination.
Community Transit is responsible for providing bus and paratransit service, vanpool and alternative commute options in Snohomish County. The agency is building a network of Swift bus rapid transit lines with Swift Blue Line along Highway 99 and the Swift Green Line between Canyon Park/Bothell and Boeing/Paine Field.