Public Invited to Open House on Title VI Policy

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July 21, 2015 The city of Phoenix Public Transit Department is hosting an open house to garner comments on its draft Title VI Major Service Change Equity Policy. Feedback on the policy will help to ensure that transit service is provided in an equitable manner citywide and prevents disproportionate or disparate impacts to low income and/or minority populations in the service area. The draft policy will be presented to the Phoenix City Council for consideration in September 2015. Public Transit Department Title VI Open House 6-7 p.m. Thursday, July 30 Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave. Public Transit staff will be on hand at the open house to provide information on the city’s service planning process, including required Title VI analyses, the ways that residents can provide input in that process, and how the department is planning for the future growth of transit ridership and services. Interested residents can get additional details on the Title VI policy or provide comments online by visiting Title VI is a law, part of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and assures that “[n]o person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal assistance.” For transit agencies, this means people must have opportunities to provide meaningful input on how services are planned and provided, and that they receive equal benefit from the results of such planning. Media Contact: Matthew Heil Phone Number: 602-261-8254]]]]> ]]>