Know your Title VI Rights
Capital Area Transit System (CATS) is responsible for complying with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Pursuant to 49 CFR 21.9 (d), it is CATS’ goal to ensure that no one is denied participation in, denied the benefits of, or is otherwise discriminated against in regards to the provision of public transportation because of race, color, or national origin. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requires that transit agencies that are recipients of federal funds maintain a Title VI Program to ensure compliance with Title VI. Title VI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, or income during the provision of transit services by recipients of Federal financial assistance. To demonstrate compliance with these provisions, CATS is submitting this report in accordance with FTA Circular 4702.1B issued October 1, 2012. CATS is committed to upholding the intent and obligation of Title VI regulations and to providing meaningful language assistance to persons who are limited in English proficiency.
CATS has updated its Title VI Program, Public Participation Plan, Language Assistance Plan, Major Service Change Policy and Fare Change Policy and will be conducting a public hearing on August 17, 2021. CATS welcomes comments on any of these policies to ensure public input into the policies that affect their lives.
CATS operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who seeks additional information on this program or wishes to file a complaint may contact CATS Title VI Coordinator at (225) 346-3262 or by fax at (225) 926-3601.
A complaint may also be filed directly with the Federal Transit Administration by contacting the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor - TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave, SE, Washington, DC 20590.
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