FTA Seeks Input to Update Key Transit Civil Rights Policies

Published on: December 6, 2021

As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to advancing equity, FTA is seeking input through a Request for Information (RFI) from transit agencies, transit planners and especially those who ride and use transit systems regarding improving equitable access to public transportation nationwide. FTA will use these public comments to update its Title VI guidance, the primary policy document addressing Title VI rules for transit.

FTA hopes to encourage transformative change and ensure a stronger commitment to equity throughout the transit industry. In addition to transit agencies and transit industry organizations, FTA wants to hear from riders, advocacy groups, and stakeholders, particularly from underserved communities, on how FTA can update its Title VI guidance.

The RFI, published in the Federal Register, solicits input on potential updates for FTA’s Title VI Circular, which outlines requirements and guidelines and was last updated in 2012. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, along with the DOT Title VI regulations, prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in federally funded programs, including public transportation services.

The RFI closes Monday, January 3, 2022.

Title VI Request for Information
Title VI Guidance
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