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Non-Discrimination – Your Rights Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

No discriminación - Sus derechos en virtud del título VI del Acta de Derechos Civiles de 1964

What is Title VI?

Title VI is a section of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requiring that "No person in the United States shall on the grounds of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."

Note that Title VI does not address gender discrimination. It only covers race, color, and national origin. Other Civil Rights laws prohibit gender discrimination.

The Town of Breckenridge (TOB) grants all citizens equal access to all of its public transportation services. It is further the intent of the TOB Free Ride that all citizens are aware of their rights to such access. This is designed to serve as an educational tool for citizens so that they may understand one of the civil rights laws that protect their benefit of the TOB transportation program and services, specifically as it relates to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

TOB Free Ride does receive federal financial assistance funds from the Federal Transit Administration for its public transportation program and has an obligation to provide information related to Title VI. TOB Free Ride has filed a Title VI Plan with the Federal Transit Administration. A copy of the TOB Title VI Plan is available upon request.

Non-Discrimination - Your Rights Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) ensures full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by prohibiting discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color or national origin in the provisions of benefits and services resulting from federally assisted programs and activities. TOB Free Ride operates its transportation programs in full compliance with Title VI.

Any person, who believes he or she has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with the Town of Breckenridge (TOB) Free Ride. You may contact the TOB Free Ride Transit Manager at 970-547-3141 or email to obtain a complaint form in which to begin the process to: transit@townofbreckenridge.com.

TOB Free Ride has also developed a plan to assist individuals who are Limited English Proficient (LEP). Translation services, in order to assist LEP individuals, shall be made available to TOB Free Ride’s customers upon request.

TOB Free Ride’s Title VI Plan, complaint procedures, and LEP Plan shall be made available upon request by contacting the TOB Free Ride Transit System at the above-noted information.

For Federal Title VI information, please contact the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Region 8 at 720-963-3300. Federal Title VI information, including filing complaints, can also be accessed on the FTA web site at: www.fta.dot.gov

What is LEP?

As part of the Title VI requirements, the TOB Free Ride has developed a Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan to help identify reasonable steps to provide language assistance for LEP persons seeking meaningful access to TOB Free Ride services as required by Executive Order 13166 "Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency," reprinted at 65 FR 50121 (August 16,2000). A limited English Proficiency person is one who does not speak English as their primary language and who has a limited ability to read, speak, write, or understand English.

Complaints

The TOB Free Ride has established a complaint and investigation procedure for all transportation related complaints filed under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, for alleged discrimination in any program or activity administered by the TOB Free Ride for its public transportation services. Any person believing that their protections may have been violated can contact the Breckenridge Free RIde Transit System's designated Disability Rights and Title VI Coordinator below to obtain a complaint form in which to initiate a written complaint to begin the process.

Breckenridge Free Ride Transit System, P.O. Box 168, Breckenridge, CO 80424

(970) 547-3141 Email: transit@townofbreckenridge.com

Information in non-English alternative formats may be obtained through the person listed above.

La información en formatos alternativos distintos al inglés se puede obtener a través de la persona mencionada anteriormente.