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File #: ID18-0993    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Passed
File created: 8/17/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/30/2018 Final action: 8/30/2018
Title: Approve adoption of federally-mandated Title VI Policies for the City's Department of Transportation regarding major service change, disparate impact on minority populations, and the disproportionate burden on low-income populations
Sponsors: Department of Transportation
Attachments: 1. Table 1 - Peer Major Service Changes Policies.pdf, 2. Table 2 - Peer Disparate Impact Policies.pdf, 3. Table 3 - Peer Disproportion Burdne Policies.pdf
REPORT TO THE CITY COUNCIL



August 30, 2018


FROM: JIM SCHAAD, Director
Department of Transportation

BY: GREGORY A. BARFIELD, Assistant Director
Department of Transportation

SUBJECT
Title
Approve adoption of federally-mandated Title VI Policies for the City's Department of Transportation regarding major service change, disparate impact on minority populations, and the disproportionate burden on low-income populations

Body
RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends Council approve three related Title VI Policies regarding major service change, disparate impact on minority populations, and the disproportionate burden on low-income populations as required by the Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) Circular 4702.1B.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Department of Transportation presented the Transit Restructure and FTA Title VI workshop to Council on June 28, 2018. During the workshop, staff presented a summary of the Title VI policies regarding major service change, disparate impact on minority populations, and the disproportionate burden on low-income populations. The department informed Council that these policies are required by the FTA and the formal policy adoption would be back before Council in August 2018. The department is now requesting approval of these policies.

BACKGROUND

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. Agencies receiving federal money are prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin. FTA Circular 4702.1B establishes Title VI requirements and guidelines for FTA recipients to ensure the level and quality of public transportation service is provided in a nondiscriminatory manner; promote full and fair participation in public transportation decision-making without regard to race, color, or national origin; and ensure meaningful access to transit-related programs and...

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