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
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.
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)
statutes provide protection against discrimination on the basis of
gender, age or disability by programs receiving federal financial
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
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.
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:
services, financial aid, or benefits provided under the program;
afforded to participate that is different from that afforded
different or restricted from that provided to others under the
separate treatment under the program;
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.
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.