2005 MBTA Title VI Report

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guidebook coverPosted May 2005

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides 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 subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” To fulfill this basic civil rights mandate, each federal agency which provides financial assistance for any program is authorized and directed by the United States Department of Justice to apply provisions of Title VI to each program by issuing applicable rules, regulations, or requirements. The Federal Transit Administration issued guidelines on May 26, 1988, FTA C 4702.1, describing the contents of Title VI Compliance Programs to be adopted and maintained by recipients of FTA-administered funds for transit programs.

This document constitutes the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Title VI Program, adopted in May 2005 with the approval of General Manager Daniel A. Grabauskas. This program is the product of a year-long effort undertaken by the MBTA’s Title VI Working Group, in cooperation with the FTA’s Region I Civil Rights Officer, to create and implement a Title VI program that is fully compliant with federal guidelines and which will be responsive to the needs of Title VI beneficiaries, and of all the MBTA’s customers and constituencies. 

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