BART seeks public comment on draft Title VI Policy


BART seeks public comment on draft Title VI Policy

BART is seeking public comment on a draft Title VI Disparate Impact and Disproportionate Burden Policy used to evaluate impacts of our major service changes and fare changes. The Policy establishes thresholds to determine when impacts of major service changes and fare changes disproportionately and adversely affect minority and low income populations.  The thresholds established by this Policy create an acceptable difference of adverse impacts between protected and non-protected populations. 

BART developed this draft Policy in response to recent changes made by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to its Title VI requirements ( We want to ensure that the riding public is aware of our draft Policy and has the opportunity to provide input on the proposed Policy. 

Let us know if you agree with, or have suggested comments for the proposed Policy.  We accept written comments by:

  • US mail: Office of Civil Rights, 300 Lakeside Drive, Suite 1800, Oakland, CA 94612;
  •  Fax: (510) 464-7587
  •  Phone: (510)464-6752
  •  or email [email protected]  

Please submit your comments no later than Friday, June 21, 2013.
The Board will consider adoption of the policy on July 11, 2013.  The draft Policy is also available in Spanish and Chinese.