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ITD's Title VI Program Overview

 

OUR MISSION AT ITD

 

 

The mission of the Idaho Transportation Department is to provide high-quality, cost-effective transportation systems that are safe, reliable, and responsive for the economical and efficient movement of people and products.  

Under Title VI, the transportation programs, services, and activities offered by ITD are intended to assist the people of the state of Idaho without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, economic status or limited English proficiency. 

It is the policy at ITD to ensure that all components of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 are complied with.

 

 

WHAT IS TITLE VI?

 

 

Title VI was enacted as part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It states 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 subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” (42 USC 2000)

 Other related statutes provide protection against discrimination on the basis of gender, age or disability by programs receiving federal financial assistance.

 Title VI was further defined in 1994. Executive Order 12898 (Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low Income Populations) requires federal agencies and their recipients to identify and address the effects of all programs, policies, and activities on minority and low-income populations.

 In 2000, Executive Order 13166 (Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency) was signed into effect requiring federal agencies to assess and address the needs of otherwise eligible limited English proficient persons seeking access to the programs and activities of recipients of federal financial assistance.

 

 

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO ITD?

 

 

ITD has committed to ensuring that all of the services, programs, and activities of the department are administered fairly, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability. The department will also make efforts to prevent discrimination through the impacts of its programs on minority and low-income populations. In addition, the department will take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to services for persons with limited English proficiency.

ITD will seek to prevent discrimination by any of its employees or sub recipients of its federal funds such as cities, counties, contractors, consultants, suppliers, colleges and universities, and community planning agencies. The department’s efforts to prevent discrimination must address, but not be limited to, a program’s impacts, access, benefits, participation, treatment, services, contracting opportunities, training opportunities, investigation of complaints, allocation of funds, and the prioritization of projects. All of ITD’s programs must comply with Title VI non-discrimination requirements, whether federally funded or not.

ITD prohibits all discriminatory practices which may result in:

  • Denial of services, financial aid, or benefits provided under the program;

  • An opportunity afforded to participate that is different from that afforded others;

  • Service different or restricted from that provided to others under the same program;

  • Segregation or separate treatment under the program;

  • Differing standards that an individual must meet in order to be provided service under the program;

  • Denial of an opportunity to participate as a member of a planning, advisory, or similar body which is an integral part of the program.

Any federal financial aid subrecipient, such as a metropolitan planning organization, is required to administer its program and activities without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, economic status or limited English proficiency.

 

 

WHO BEARS RESPONSIBILITY?

 

 

The responsibility for Title VI compliance and monitoring lays with all ITD employees and in particular, the following designated specialty program areas as outlined in Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) guidelines:

  • Transportation Planning
  • Design
  • Environmental
  • Right-of-Way
  • Construction
  • Research
  • Public Involvement
  • Public Transportation
  • Metropolitan Planning Organizations
   
   
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