Title VI


Title VI

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 Environmental Justice Policy

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Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Title VI Requirements

BART is required to adhere to Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requirements, including additional Title VI protections for age, sex, and disability.

FHWA Title VI Non Discrimination Policy


BART to Silicon Valley Title VI Equity Analysis

Phase I of the BART/VTA Silicon Valley Extension (SVBX) is a10-mile, two station, extension into Santa Clara County which begins at the Warm Springs/South Fremont station, proceeds through Milpitas, and ends in the Berryessa area of north San Jose. The service will include new stations at Milpitas and Berryessa/North San José, expected to open in Summer 2018. For more information on the Project, please visit the BART to Silicon Valley project page or see the attached flyer. 

Flyer: in English | En Español | 在中文 | Trong tiếng Việt | हिंदी में 

BART wants to hear from you on the Project and will be hosting the following Title VI outreach events:

Fremont BART: Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 6am – 9am

Warm Springs/South Fremont BART: Thursday, September 21, 2017,4pm – 7pm

Dublin/Pleasanton BART: Saturday, September 23, 2017, 11am - 2pm

Downtown Berkeley BART: Tuesday, September 26, 2017,11am – 2pm

Montgomery BART: Thursday, September 28, 2017, 3pm – 6pm

Hayward BART: Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 3pm – 6pm

Milpitas Library: Saturday, October 7, 2017, 11am – 2pm

San Jose Flea Market: Sunday, October 8, 2017,10am – 1pm

If you are unable to attend one of our events, you may still provide feedback by competing an online survey at BART.gov/SVsurvey.

If you prefer a survey hardcopy, please print and mail to:
Office of Civil Rights-SVBX Title VI Survey, 300 Lakeside Drive, 16th Fl., Oakland, CA 94612.

Survey: in English | En Español | 在中文 | Trong tiếng Việt | हिंदी में 


BART to Antioch Title VI Equity Analysis

The new BART service to Pittsburg Center and Antioch Stations (Project) is approximately 10 miles of new track between the existing Pittsburg/Bay Point BART Station and Antioch at Hillcrest.  Revenue service is scheduled to begin May 2018.  For more information on the Project, please visit the BART to Antioch Project page.

The attached BART to Antioch Title VI Equity Analysis and Public Participation Report, approved by the BART Board on October 26, 2017, conforms with the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Title VI Circular and finds that the Project's proposed service and fare plan will not result in 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 DI/DB Policy was adopted by the BART Board on July 11, 2013.

Hardcopies are available upon request to the Office of Civil Rights:  300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1800, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone (510) 464-6752, Fax (510) 464-7587, or by email: officeofcivilrights@bart.gov.


FY18 Fare Change Options & Youth Discount Title VI Fare Equity Analyses

Per FTA Title VI Circular 4702.1B, any proposed fare change requires a Title VI fare equity analysis to determine if the change could have a disproportionate impact on minority and/or low-income riders.  A Title VI analysis includes a demographic assessment of riders who could be affected by the proposed change and public outreach that is inclusive of minority, low-income, and Limited English Proficient populations to gather comment on the change.  Below are two Title VI equity analyses which were both approved by the BART Board on June 8, 2017, with a brief description of each. 

1. Title VI Fare Equity Analysis for the Proposed Productivity-Adjusted Inflation-Based Fare Increase and Fiscal Year 2018 Fare Changes effective January 1, 2018

a. Below-Inflation Fare Increase to Fund Capital Priorities Scheduled for January 2018

To help fund the system’s extensive capital needs, BART has a program of small, inflation-based fare increases every two years.  The next increase of 2.7%, with fares rounded to the nearest nickel, is scheduled for January 1, 2018.

b. Budget Shortfall Fare Options

To help balance its operating budget for FY18, BART considered the options described in the analysis, as well as other revenue-generating options and expense reductions. These would be in addition to the inflation-based fare increase described above. If approved, any fare options would take effect in January 2018.

2. Title VI Fare Equity Analysis of Possible Changes to the Fare Discount Offered to Youth Riders

The region’s operators, including San Francisco Muni and AC Transit, offer youth discounts to riders to age 18. As part of a regional effort to make discounts consistent among operators, this analysis looks at the impacts of different options for extending the eligibility age for a youth discount from BART’s current age 12 to either age 17 or 18.

Hardcopies are available upon request to the Office of Civil Rights:  300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1800, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone (510) 464-6752, Fax (510) 464-7587, or by email: officeofcivilrights@bart.gov.


Title VI Civil Rights Program 2016 Triennial Update

A complete copy of BART’s Board approved Title VI Civil Rights Program 2016 Triennial Update is attached: Civil Rights Program 2016 Triennial Update FINAL.pdf.

CD copies are available upon request to the Office of Civil Rights:  300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1800, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone (510) 464-6752 Fax (510) 464-7587, or by email: officeofcivilrights@bart.gov.


BART Plus Ticket to be Discontinued

Effective January 1, 2016, the BART Plus ticket will no longer be accepted on buses or BART.

  • BART Plus ticket users can switch to Clipper® to pay their fares. Clipper® is currently accepted on BART and will be accepted before January 1, 2016 on the following buses: County Connection, Tri Delta Transit, WestCAT, and Wheels.
  • Clipper® offers these discounted fare products: BART High Value Discount Ticket (valid only on BART), bus passes, and the East Bay Value Pass ($60 monthly pass accepted on County Connection, Tri Delta Transit, WestCAT, and Wheels).

Se dejará de aceptar el boleto BART Plus

A partir del 1º de enero de 2016, el boleto BART Plus dejará de ser aceptado en los autobuses y en BART.

  • Los usuarios de boletos BART Plus pueden cambiar a Clipper® para pagar sus recorridos. BART actualmente acepta Clipper® y antes del 1º de enero de 2016 la tarjeta Clipper será aceptada en los siguientes autobuses: County Connection, Tri Delta Transit, WestCAT y Wheels.
  • Clipper® ofrece estas tarifas con descuento: BART High Value Discount Ticket (válido sólo en BART), pases de autobús y East Bay Value Pass (pase mensual de $60 aceptado en County Connection, Tri Delta Transit, WestCAT y Wheels).

即將停用BART Plus套票

自2016年1月1日起,公車及舊金山灣區捷運局(BART)均不再接受BART Plus套票。

  • BART Plus套票的使用者可改用Clipper®卡支付車費。Clipper®目前可用於BART,在2016年1月 1日前亦可在下列公車使用:County Connection、Tri Delta Transit、WestCAT 和 Wheels。
  • Clipper®提供以下折扣票價產品:BART高價值折扣車票(High Value Discount Ticket,僅可用於 BART)、公車月票,以及東灣優惠月票(East Bay Value Pass,可用於County Connection、Tri Delta Transit、WestCAT和Wheels的$60月票)。

Warm Springs Extension Title VI Equity Analysis

The Warm Springs Extension (Project) will add 5.4-miles of new track from the existing Fremont Station south to a new station in the Warm Springs district of the City of Fremont, extending BART’s service in southern Alameda County. For more information on the Project please visit the Warm Springs Extension project page.

The attached Warm Springs Extension Title VI Equity Analysis and Public Participation Report, approved by the BART Board on May 14, 2015, conforms with the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Title VI Circular and finds that the Project's proposed service and fare plan will not result in 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.

Hardcopies are available upon request to the Office of Civil Rights:  300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1800, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone (510) 464-6752, Fax (510) 464-7587, or by email: officeofcivilrights@bart.gov.


Below-Inflation Fare Increase to Fund Capital Priorities Scheduled for January 2016 Spanish (En Español) ● Chinese (在中文)

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:

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:

English ● Spanish (En Español) ● Chinese (在中文)

BART's Inflation Based Fare Increase Program:

English ● Spanish (En Español) ● Chinese (在中文)

BART's Inflation Based Fare Increase Program Webinar Available You Tube:

English ● Spanish (En Español)  ● Chinese (在中文)


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.  The analysis was approved by the BART Board on May 8, 2014.

Hardcopies are available upon request to the Office of Civil Rights:  300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1800, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone (510) 464-6752, Fax (510) 464-7587, or by email: officeofcivilrights@bart.gov.


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 . 

Hardcopies are available upon request to the Office of Civil Rights:  300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1800, Oakland, CA 94612, Telephone (510) 464-6752, Fax (510) 464-7587, or by email: officeofcivilrights@bart.gov.


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

ARABIC   العنوان 6 الإعلان بحجم 8.5 14 بوصة

ARMENIAN  Title VI Legal չափսի ազդագիր

CAMBODIAN  កូនសៀវភៅមាត្រា VI កែសម្រួល

CHINESE  第六篇法定規格海報

CROATIAN  Glava 6. Plakat veličine Legal

ENGLISH Title VI Legal Size Poster Rev.

FARSI  پوستر ماده 6 در قطع لیگال 12-29-09

FRENCH  Titre VI Affiche Taille Legal

GERMAN  Title VI Poster Papierformat Legal

GUJARATI  ટાઇટલ VI પોસ્ટર – કાયદાકીય રીતે સ્વીકૃત કદ

HINDI  टाइटल VI पोस्टर कानूनी तौर पर स्वीकृत आकार

ITALIAN  Titolo VI Poster Dimensioni Legali

JAPANESE  タイトル6 大判ポスター

KOREAN  제VI편 포스터, 리걸 사이즈

LAOTIAN  ປ້າຍພົສ ເຕີ ກ່ຽວກັບມາດຕາ (TITLE) VI ຂະໜາດຍາວ

PORTUGUESE  Título VI Cartaz de Tamanho Carta

RUSSIAN  Постер по Разделу VI формата Legal

SERBIAN  Title VI poster u veličini "legal"

SPANISH  Título VI Poster Tamaño Legal

TAGALOG  Poster ukol sa Title VI na Legal Size

THAI  ลักษณะ 6 โปสเตอร์ขนาดมาตรฐาน

URDU   ٹائٹل 6 کا پوسٹر بڑے سائز میں

VIETNAMESE  Bích Chương Về Tựa Đề VI Cỡ Nhỏ


Title VI Brochure

ARABIC   العنوان 6 النشرة بعد المراجعة

ARMENIAN  Title VI բրոշյուր

CAMBODIAN  ក្រដាសតវ៉ាមាត្រា VI កែសម្រួល

CHINESE  第六篇手冊

CROATIAN  Glava 6. Brošura

FARSI  نسخه تجدیدنظر شده بروشور ماده 6

ENGLISH  Title VI Brochure Rev.

FRENCH  Titre VI Brochure Révisée

GERMAN  Title VI Broschüre Aktualisiert

GUJARATI  ટાઇટલ VI માહિતી પત્રિકા – સંશોધિત

HINDI  टाइटल VI जानकारी पत्रिका संशोधित

ITALIAN  Titolo VI Fascicolo Rivisto

JAPANESE  タイトル6 改訂版パンフレット

KOREAN  제VI편 팜플렛, 개정

LAOTIAN  ປື້ມກ່ຽວກັບມາດຕາ (TITLE) VI ທີ່ ໄດ້ ຖືກ ດັດ ແກ້

PORTUGUESE  Título VI Folheto Revisto

RUSSIAN  Новая редакция брошюры по Разделу VI

SERBIAN  Prilagođena Title VI brošura

SPANISH  Título VI Folleto Revisado

TAGALOG  Binagong Brochure ukol sa Title VI

THAI  ลักษณะ 6 เอกสารฉบับแก้ไข

URDU  نظرثانی شدہ ٹائٹل 6 بروشر

VIETNAMESE  Quyển Thông Tin Về Tựa Đề VI Đã Được Sửa Đổi


Title VI Complaint Form

ARABIC  العنوان 6 نموذج الشكوى بعد المراجعة

ARMENIAN  Title VI բողոքի ձևաթուղթ

CAMBODIAN  ក្រដាសបិទផ្សាយមាត្រា VI ខ្នាតធំ

CHINESE  第六篇申請表格

CROATIAN  Glava 6. Obrazac za pritužbe

FARSI  نسخه تجدیدنظر شده فرم شکایت ماده 6

ENGLISH  Title VI Complaint Form Rev.

FRENCH  Titre VI Formulaire de Plainte Révisée

GERMAN  Title VI Beschwerdeformular Aktualisiert

GUJARATI  ટાઇટલ VI ફરિયાદ માટેનું ફૉર્મ – સંશોધિત

HINDI  टाइटल VI शिक़ायत फॉर्म संशोधित

ITALIAN  Titolo VI Formulario di Denuncia Rivisto

JAPANESE  タイトル6 改訂版苦情申請フォーム

KOREAN  제VI편 불만 제기 양식, 개정

LAOTIAN  ແບບ ຟອມຄຳ ຂໍ ຮ້ອງ ຮຽນສຳລັບ ມາດຕາ (TITLE) VI

PORTUGUESE  Título VI Formulário de Queixa Revisto 

RUSSIAN  Новая редакция формы жалобы по Разделу VI 

SERBIAN  Prilagođeni Title VI obrazac za žalbe

SPANISH  Título VI Formulario Queja Revisado

TAGALOG  Binagong Form na Pagreklamo ukol sa Title VI

THAI  ลักษณะ 6 แบบฟอร์มคำร้องเรียนฉบับแก้ไข

URDU   نظرثانی شدہ ٹائٹل 6 کا شکایتی فارم

VIETNAMESE  Mẫu Đơn Than Phiền Về Tựa Đề VI Đã Được Sửa Đổi


Making a Title VI Complaint under FHWA Requirements

The District's Office of Civil RIghts is reponsbile for providing leadershiup, direction, and policy to ensure complaince wtih Title VI under FHWA requirements. 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.

FHWA Title VI Notice: in EnglishEn Español在中文 | 한국어로Sa TagalogTrong tiếng Việt

FHWA Title VI Brochure: in EnglishEn Español在中文 | 한국어로Sa TagalogTrong tiếng Việt

FHWA Title VI Complaint Form: in EnglishEn Español在中文 | 한국어로Sa TagalogTrong tiếng Việt

FHWA Title VI Complaint Procedures: in EnglishEn Español在中文 | 한국어로Sa TagalogTrong tiếng Việt