May 11, 2009
Mass Mailout Number III-2009-03
Subject: FTA Civil Rights Requirements and Guidance Training
Dear Transit Colleague:
The Federal Transit Administration’s Office of Civil Rights invites its grant recipients and other interested stakeholders in FTA’s Regions 3 and 5 to attend a three-day training on FTA’s civil rights requirements and guidance. The training will review Federal laws, regulations, executive orders, and guidance covering the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program. This training will also discuss recently implemented and proposed updates to existing FTA civil rights directives and guidelines.
This training will help practitioners better understand the importance of civil rights considerations in transportation and transit planning, project development, investment, and operations. Participants will be able to apply the content learned during this course to their daily work activities and local environment.
Participants will also have the opportunity to provide the FTA with feedback on challenges and opportunities that they have experienced in implementing Federal civil rights directives and to share examples of effective or promising practices that could be adopted by state, regional, and local agencies or community-based organizations.
Limited scholarships for travel expenses are available!
Cleveland Registration Form
Cleveland Scholarship Form
This training will be held at the Ritz-Carlton, 1515 W. Third, and Cleveland, OH, 44113. To reserve a room at the group discount rate of $110/night, call 1-800-542-8680 and mention the FTA Workshop.
Reservation Deadline: Workshop reservations and scholarship requests must be made by July 10, 2009.
Letitia A. Thompson