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Public Notice on Title VI Compliance

Goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

Public Participation Plan

Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan

Americans with Disabilities Act 

Public Notice on Title VI Compliance

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based upon race, color or national origin. Specifically, 42 U.S.C.§2000d 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."

On May 22, 2012 the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) adopted Resolution #12-24, a Public Notice on Title VI Compliance and a Title VI Complaint Procedure and Form.

In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable laws, the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, or national origin. Furthermore, any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with the BRTB.

>> Download the Public Notice, Complaint Procedure, and Complaint Form in English or Spanish 

For more information on the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board’s civil rights program, and the procedures to file a civil rights complaint, call 410-732-0500; (TTY 800-735-2258), e-mail: titlevi@baltometro.org; or visit BRTB’s administrative office at the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, 1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 300, Baltimore Maryland 21230. 

If information is needed in another language, contact 410-732-0500.

Si se necesita información de Título VI en español, llame al 410-732-0500.

Goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

On April 27, 2010 the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board adopted Resolution #10-22 to ensure that Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) have an equal opportunity to participate in the metropolitan transportation planning process. In particular, the BRTB resolved to set an overall DBE participation goal for each fiscal year.

On April 26, 2016 the BRTB adopted Resolution #16-15, which set a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation goal of twenty-nine percent (29.0%) for fiscal year 2017.  In particular, the BRTB adopted the same participation goal as the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), since MDOT serves the same or substantially similar market as the BRTB. 

Download the DBE Policy    |   >FY2017 Resolution

Public Participation Plan (PPP)

While federal laws and regulations set a framework for public involvement in transportation planning, the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board seeks to go beyond the letter of these laws to fulfill the true spirit of full public participation. That means an open process that offers reasonable access to information, timely public notice, full public access to key decisions, and support for early and continued involvement of stakeholders in the metropolitan transportation planning process. The BRTB’s Public Participation Plan seeks to ensure such a process.

The BRTB approved the Public Participation Plan for Transportation Planning in the Balti­more Region on September 23, 2014. The PPP is available online in PDF format in either English or Spanish. In addition, these PDFs can be translated to other languages by visiting translate.google.com and clicking on the translate a document hyperlink. From there, you will then be prompted to upload the PDF and select your target language. Please note this feature may not be enabled on all mobile devices at this time. Print versions are also available at the Baltimore Metropolitan Council’s Regional Information Center (RIC.)

>> Download the Public Participation Plan in English or Spanish

Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan

The BRTB's Limited English Proficiency Plan seeks to ensure that where substantial numbers of residents of the Baltimore region exist who do not speak or read English proficiently, these individuals have access to the planning process and published information, and that public notification is provided in other languages. The plan includes a four-part analysis and lays out how the BRTB will provide services to individuals with Limited English Proficiency. 

 On Tuesday, July 28, 2015 the BRTB approved the LEP Plan.  The LEP plan is available online in PDF format in either English or Spanish. In addition, these PDFs can be translated to other languages by visiting translate.google.com and clicking on the translate a document hyperlink. From there, you will then be prompted to upload the PDF and select your target language. Please note this feature may not be enabled on all mobile devices at this time. Print versions are also available at the Baltimore Metropolitan Council’s Regional Information Center (RIC.)

>> Download the Limited English Proficiency Plan in English or Spanish

Accommodations  for Americans with Disabilities 

As the federally designated metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Baltimore region, the BRTB must adhere to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. In particular, Title II requires MPOs to make reasonable accommodations to provide access to its programs, services and activities, as well as to its premises, in order to avoid discrimination.

The BRTB developed its Public Participation Plan to ensure reasonable access to its programs, services, activities. In order to further ensure reasonable access to its premises, and to further ensure reasonable access to its programs, services and activities, BMC staff developed its Title II of Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan.

>> Download the Self Evaluation and Transition Plan in English

 

For more information:
Jamie Bridges, jbridges@baltometro.org or 410-732-0500 x1053
Brian Shepter, bshepter@baltometro.org or 410-732-0500 x1020

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 20:59