What is Title VI?
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states that “No person in the United States shall, on the ground 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” (42 U.S.C. Section 2000d).
GoTriangle is a recipient of Federal financial assistance from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). As the primary recipient of federal funds, GoTriangle is required to develop policies, programs, and practices that ensure federal and state transit dollars are used in a manner that is nondiscriminatory.“GoTriangle’s Title VI Plan details the agency’s compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as required by FTA Circular 4702.1B. The plan details the nondiscrimination program, policies, and practices administered by this organization, and will be updated periodically to incorporate changes and additional responsibilities as they are made.”
GoTriangle’s Commitment to Title VI
GoTriangle is committed to enforcing the provisions of Title VI and protecting the rights and opportunities of all persons associated with GoTriangle or affected by its programs. GoTriangle’s commitment includes enforcing all applicable laws and regulations that affect GoTriangle and those organizations, both public and private, which participate and benefit through our programs.
GoTriangle’s Title VI Policy Statement
It is the policy of GoTriangle to ensure that no person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (PL 100.259), be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity, whether those programs and activities are federally funded or not. Additionally, GoTriangle shall provide meaningful access to its programs and services to Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals.
GoTriangle takes steps to ensure that all people and firms wishing to participate in its programs are given equal and equitable opportunities to do so. GoTriangle’s sub-recipients and contractors are required to prevent discrimination and to ensure nondiscrimination in all of their programs, activities, and services.
Procedures for Filing a Title VI Complaint
The complaint procedures apply to the beneficiaries of GoTriangle’s programs, activities, and services.
RIGHT TO FILE A COMPLAINT: Any person who believes they have been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, or national origin by GoTriangle may file a Title VI complaint by completing and submitting the agency’s Title VI Complaint Form. Title VI complaints must be received in writing within 180 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory complaint.
HOW TO FILE A COMPLAINT: You may file a signed, dated complaint no more than 180 calendar days from the date of the alleged incident. The complaint should include:
- Your name, address and telephone number.
- Specific, detailed information (how, why and when) about the alleged act of discrimination.
- Any other relevant information, including the names of any persons, if known, the agency should contact for clarity of the allegations.