Monday, March 11, 2013

Community Transit Seeks Comment on Non-Discrimination Plan

Federally-required plan outlines ways in which transit agency engages minority populations  

Community Transit invites the public to comment on our Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan that addresses how the agency engages minority populations.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 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."

As recipients of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds, Community Transit is required to have a Title VI program which is updated and submitted to the FTA every three years. Our proposed Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan is available online at or by calling (425) 353-7433 to request a copy. The Title VI webpage provides Google Translator so it can be read in up to 65 languages.

Public comment on the proposed plan will be accepted through April 8. Comments may be submitted in one of the following ways:
  • By email to
  • By postal mail to Community Transit, 7100 Hardeson Rd., Everett, WA 98203, Attn: Title VI Officer
  • By phone to (425) 353-7433
  • In person at one of the following Community Meetings:

Wednesday, March 27
5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Snohomish PUD, Monroe Office
120 East Fremont Street, Monroe, WA 98272

Thursday, April 2
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Edmonds Community College
Brier Hall, Room 231
20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036

A public hearing on the Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan will take place before the Board of Directors:

Thursday, April 4
3 p.m.
Community Transit Board Room
7100 Hardeson Road, Everett, WA 98203

Please note that public comments to the Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan must be made through the four bulleted methods listed above. Comments on this blog and on our Facebook page in no way constitute a legal or official notice or comment to Community Transit. We appreciate your cooperation!


  1. On p. 21 of the linked PDF, "25% or more of a routes path" should have an apostrophe in it.

    Also, when you say "A person may file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration," do those complaints get forwarded to Community Transit and go through the same process?

  2. The FTA investigation is a completely separate process than Community Transit's. If a complaint is filed with the FTA, they would conduct their own investigation (assuming they find grounds) and let us know the results at the conclusion. Thanks for asking.