SRTC has recently updated its Title VI Plan and a public comment period to review it and provide input is close to expiring.
Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act states that no person shall be excluded participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color or national origin. All recipients of federal funding, including the Spokane Regional Transportation Council (SRTC), are required to have a Title VI Plan that dictates how Title VI principles are implemented and monitored at the agency. The plan is required to be updated periodically and staff did so in June to reflect staffing changes and new and increased methods used to reach members of the public.
That draft plan can be found at https://www.srtc.org/about-srtc/title-vi-ej-ada/. After reviewing it, we ask that you let us know what you think. What are we missing? Are there outreach methods we’re not using that could help reach certain populations? Is the plan understandable?
Whatever your thoughts, share them quickly because the comment period ends at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug.8 so you only have today and tomorrow. Comments can be submitted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling (509) 343-6370 or mailing to SRTC at 421 W. Riverside, Suite 500, Spokane, WA 99201.
Upon completion of the comment period, the draft plan will be submitted to the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT’s) Office of Equal Opportunity.