Snohomish County, Wash. – Community Transit is seeking public comment on its draft 2022-2025 Title VI Program that addresses how the agency engages minority and low-income populations.
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.” Federal legislation defines “minority populations,” and the agency uses this definition for Title VI compliance.
Over the next three years, the agency will conduct outreach and provide opportunities for people to give feedback on potential changes to Community Transit services, including fare policies.
As a recipient of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds, Community Transit is required to have a Title VI program that addresses how the agency engages minority and low-income populations in its service district. The program is updated and submitted to the FTA every three years based on input from the public and analysis of transit services.
Community Transit meets FTA objectives by promoting actions that:
Community Transit’s draft 2022-2025 Title VI Program is available online at communitytransit.org/title6. To provide comment people may email email@example.com, or provide live comment during a public hearing at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 5.
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 communitytransit.org/nondiscrimination.