Equity Planning Framework, Title VI,
Environmental Justice (EJ) & Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
SRTC is committed to nondiscrimination in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (P.O. 100.259), Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice, and the American with Disabilities Act. For more information, or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, see below or call Title VI Coordinator, Michael Redlinger at (509) 343-6370 or email@example.com.
A person with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the SRTC office by telephone at (509) 343-6370 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours in advance. SRTC is committed to providing translation services to those who request them and translating materials as needed to ensure Limited English Proficient persons have meaningful access to the agency’s plans, programs, and activities.
In 2022 SRTC developed an Equity Planning Framework to drive positive transformative actions in our community as they relate to transportation, improve equity planning methodologies, maximize regional competitiveness for funding opportunities, and meet state and federal requirements.
A group of Transportation Advisory Committee members, Transportation Technical Committee members, SRTC staff and a Board member collaboratively developed the EQUITY PLANNING FRAMEWORK.
Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act 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. All Metropolitan Planning Organziations, such as SRTC, are required to have a Title VI Plan on file. For more information, read:
If you feel you have been discriminated against by SRTC because of your race, color, national origin, income or disability, please click here for the 2021_Title VI Complaint Form* which can be filled out online then downloaded and mailed or emailed to SRTC’s Title VI Coordinator at 421 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 500, Spokane, WA 99201 or email@example.com. The form can also be printed and filled out by hand.
Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Environmental Justice will be achieved when everyone enjoys the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards and equal access to the decision-making process to have a healthy environment in which to live, learn, and work. There are three fundamental Environmental Justice principles:
- To avoid, minimize, or mitigate disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects, including social and economic effects, on minority populations and low-income populations.
- To ensure the full and fair participation by all potentially affected communities in the transportation decision-making process.
- To prevent the denial of, reduction in, or significant delay in the receipt of benefits by minority populations and low-income populations.
The Spokane Regional Transportation Council (SRTC) will ensure that no qualified disabled individual shall, solely on the basis of his or her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any of its programs, services, or activities as provided by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). SRTC further ensures that every effort will be made to provide nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities regardless of the funding source. For more on ADA and transportation-related issues:
* For a Word version of this document, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (509) 343-6370.
Persons with hearing impairment may contact (509) 343-6388 through the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1. Reasonable accommodations include assistive hearing devices in the agency’s conference room, interpreters, translation of materials for those who are Limited English Proficient and signers for the hearing impaired or deaf.