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.
A complete copy of BART’s Board approved Title VI Civil Rights Program 2013 Triennial Update, including System-wide Service Monitoring Results is attached 2013 Triennial Update.pdf. Also included in the Triennial Update is BART's Board approved Disparate Impact and Disproportionate Burden Policy (DI/DB). A copy of the DI/DB Policy can be downloaded here Final DI.DB Policy.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: email@example.com.
Title VI Fare Equity Analysis Report
This February, the BART Board approved extending BART’s productivity-adjusted inflation-based fare increase program for fare increases in 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2020. The first increase valued at 5.2% is scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2014 and is estimated to generate $17 million in the first full year. Pursuant to the Board’s direction, CPI Based Fare Increase Restatement of Intent 032213.the fare revenue generated by this increase will be put into a separate fund that can only go to help fund BART’s highest priority capital renovation projects, including new rail cars, train control system, and the Hayward Maintenance Complex.
In February, findings from the preliminary “Title VI Assessment for the Extension of the Productivity-Adjusted Inflation-Based Fare Increase Program” were submitted to the Board and posted on BART.gov. These findings were to be updated by applying thresholds from BART’s Disparate Impact and Disproportionate Burden Policy (“Policy”), which was then under development and subsequently adopted by the Board in July 2013. Prior to the January 1, 2014 fare increase, the Title VI analysis for the 2014 increase must be finalized and submitted for Board approval.
The attached report CPI T6 Report.pdf adds a comparison of protected to non-protected riders and compares analysis results to the appropriate thresholds. The updated assessment concludes that neither the 2014 inflation-based fare increase nor preliminary projections for the 2016, 2018, and 2020 increases would result in a disparate impact on minority groups or a disproportionate burden on low-income groups. Title VI analyses for the 2016, 2018 and 2020 fare increases will be updated and finalized once the inflation percentage increase is known for those years and after public participation is solicited; implementation of those fare increases will be subject to Board approval of the corresponding and finalized Title VI analysis.
Interested individuals may provide written comments by mail to:
BART Office of Civil Rights
300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1800, Oakland, CA 94612
or, fax your comment to (510) 464-7585, or leave your comments on our phone line by calling (510)464-6752,or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments no later than Wednesday, November 20, 2013. Language Assistance is available (510) 464-6752.
The final report along with public comment received will be brought to the Board for approval at the November 21, 2013 Board meeting, at which time the public may also provide comments.
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