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Title VI and Public Transit

November 30 - December 3

Monday, November 30 - Thursday December 3, 2020

1:00pm-4:30pm EASTERN TIME, Daily

Important: This online course will take place live and online via Zoom from 1:00pm - 4:30pm EASTERN time daily, from Monday to Thursday. Please do not register for this course if you can not commit to attending the entire session. Participants who do not attend the full course will not receive a course certificate.

This course will help practitioners appreciate the importance of transit equity considerations during the day-to-day life of transit planning, management, and operations. It is designed to provide accurate information on a variety of equity considerations an agency is exposed to on a daily basis.

Objectives:

Understand the historical background of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the environmental justice movement; understand the Federal Laws, and regulations and guidance of Title VI, environmental justice, NEPA, and LEP; and receive resources to address these requirements.

 

Goals:

  • Use this course, subsequent case studies, and exercises as planning tools to identify potential impacts of proposed actions on low-income and minority populations, as well as seniors, youth, and persons with disabilities.
  • Understand how equity issues in transportation planning and operations will lead to better service, planning, and delivery.
  • Apply course content to help ensure equitable distribution of public transportation resources to the benefit of public transportation providers and users.