Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI) prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs that receive federal funding. BART is committed to complying with the requirements of Title VI in all of its federally funded programs and activities. BART is required to submit a Title VI Civil Rights Program to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) every three years. The Title VI Program documents that services and benefits are provided in a nondiscriminatory basis and must be approved by BART’s Board of Directors prior to submission to FTA.
BART has a program of small regular fare increases to generate revenue to help fund the system’s extensive capital needs, with the next increase scheduled for January 1, 2016. The increase amount is determined by averaging national and local inflation over a two-year period and then subtracting 0.5% to account for BART’s productivity improvements. This calculation results in a 2016 fare increase of 3.4%, with fares rounded to the nearest nickel. All new revenue from the fare increase goes to BART’s highest priority capital needs including new rail cars, an automated train control system, and an expanded maintenance facility.
Below are some examples of current fares and fares effective next January:
We want to ensure that the riding public is aware of our scheduled fare increase program and has the opportunity to provide input on it. The input you provide will also be considered in BART’s fare planning process. All comments will be given to the BART Board. Comments can be submitted by April 28, 2015 by filling in the survey below:
Take the Survey:
US mail: Office of Civil Rights, 300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1600, Oakland, CA 94612 ● Fax: (510) 464-7587 ● Phone: (510) 464-6752 ● Email: email@example.com
Please see below for more information on BART’s capital needs and productivity-adjusted inflation-based fare increase program see below.
Short Range Transit Plan/Capital Improvement Program:
BART's Inflation Based Fare Increase Program:
BART's Inflation Based Fare Increase Program Webinar Available You Tube:
BART-to-Oakland International Airport Title VI Equity Analysis
The BART-to-Oakland International Airport Project (Project) is a 3.2 mile Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) system which will provide a rapid transit link between the Coliseum Station and the Oakland International Airport Station (OAK). Currently, the AirBART bus service transports passengers between Coliseum Station and the Oakland International Airport. The Project is a new service and once revenue service begins, AirBART will cease operations. For more information on the Project please visit the Oakland Airport Connector project page.
The attached report BART to Oakland Intl Airport Title VI Equity Analysis.pdf conforms to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Title VI Circular and determines whether the Project’s fare and service will have a disparate impact on minority populations or a disproportionate burden on low-income populations based on BART’s Disparate Impact and Disproportionate Burden Policy (DI/DB Policy). The attached Final DI.DB Policy.pdf was adopted by the BART Board on July 11, 2013.
Hard copies of the report are available upon request to the Office of Civil Rights:
300 Lakeside Drive, 16th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612.
Telephone (510)287-4709 Fax (510)464-7587
The final report will be brought to the BART Board for approval at the May 8, 2014 Board meeting, at which time the public may also provide comments.
Title VI Civil Rights Program 2013 Triennial Update
A complete copy of BART’s Board approved Title VI Civil Rights Program 2013 Triennial Update is attached Civil Rights Program 2013 Triennial Update FINAL SUBMITTED.pdf . Hard copies are available upon request to the Office of Civil Rights: 300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1800, Oakland, CA 94612. Telephone (510)464-7538 Fax (510)464-7587, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BART Public Participation Plan
To order to expand public access to our transportation decision-making process, BART initiated an intensive community involvement process and planning effort to develop this Public Participation Plan (PPP). Read more...
Making a Title VI Complaint
Any person who believes he or she has been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with BART. Any such complaint must be in writing and filed with BART within 180 days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. For information on how to file a complaint, review the files below.
Title VI Legal Size Poster
CHINESE 第六章的标语-法定规格 12-29-09
JAPANESE タイトル6 大判ポスター 12-29-09
KOREAN 제VI편 포스터, 리걸 사이즈 12-29-09
PORTUGUESE Título VI Tamanho Legal 12-29-09
VIETNAMESE Bích Chương Về Tựa Đề VI Cỡ Nhỏ 12-29-09
Title VI Brochure
CHINESE 第六章的手册-修订 9-18-09
ENGLISH Title VI Brochure Rev. 9-18-09
JAPANESE タイトル6 改訂版パンフレット 9-18-09
KOREAN 제VI편 팜플렛, 개정 9-18-09
PORTUGUESE Título VI Folheto Revisto 9-18-09
Title VI Complaint Form
CHINESE 第六章的申诉表-修订 08-2009
JAPANESE タイトル6 改訂版苦情申請フォーム 08-2009
KOREAN 제VI편 불만 제기 양식, 개정 08-2009