PROPOSED PT POLICIES IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
PROPOSED PIERCE TRANSIT POLICIES
IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964
Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held as part of the Pierce Transit Board of Commissioners' meeting on February 11, 2013. The meeting begins at 4:00 pm and will be held in the Rainier Room of the Pierce Transit Training Center at 3720 96th Street SW, Lakewood, Washington. The purpose of the hearing is to allow public comment on proposed Pierce Transit policies in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
These policies define the procedures related to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which states: "no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." As required by the Federal Transit Administration's new Title VI Circular 4702.1B, Pierce Transit will hold this hearing on proposed policies related to "major service change," "disparate impact," and "disproportionate burden."
The circular affects transit providers receiving federal funding in urbanized communities of more than 200,000 people and operating at least 50 vehicles during peak service hours. These agencies must establish policies that define the threshold for major service changes and the determination of disparate impact/disproportionate burden applied to Title VI service and fare equity analyses. These analyses will examine the impact to minority and low-income populations of any fare change or major service change proposed by Pierce Transit.
If approved, the proposed Title VI policies will take effect by March 12, 2013.
Information regarding the New Title VI Policies Draft is available HERE or by calling Pierce Transit at (253) 581-8000. If you are unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted through February 8, 2013. Please address your comments to:
ATTN: Janine Robinson, Senior Planner
P.O. Box 99070
Tacoma, Washington 98496-0070
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Registered SHUTTLE customers may obtain specialized transportation to and from the hearing by calling SHUTTLE at 253-581-8100 from one to five days in advance of the hearing. An interpreter for the hearing impaired will be provided upon request with a minimum notice of two weeks.