Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended
TAPS is the recipient of Federal funding to provide public transportation. TAPS operates programs subject to the nondiscrimination requirements under Title VI.
The following examples, without being exhaustive, illustrate the application of the nondiscrimination provisions of this part to projects receiving Federal financial assistance under the programs of certain Department of Transportation operating administrations.
Any person who is, or seeks to be, a patron of any public vehicle which is operated as a part of, or in conjunction with, a project shall be given the same access, seating, and other treatment with regard to the use of such vehicle as other persons without regard to their race, color, or national origin.
No person who is, or seeks to be an employee of the project sponsor or lessees, concessionaires, contractors, licensees, or any organization furnishing public transportation service as a part of, or in conjunction with, the project shall be treated less favorably than any other employee or applicant with regard to hiring, dismissal, advancement, wages, or any other conditions and benefits of employment, on the ‘basis of race, color, or national origin.
No person or group of persons shall be discriminated against with regard to the routing, scheduling, or quality of transportation service furnished as a part of the project on the basis of race, color, or national origin. Frequency of service, age and quality of vehicles assigned to routes, quality of stations serving different routes, and location of routes may not be determined on the basis of race, color, or national origin.
The location of projects requiring land acquisition and the displacement of persons from their residences and businesses may not be determined on the basis of race, color, or national origin.
The following Title VI information/documents are available upon request: TAPS Title VI Policy, FTA Circular 4702.1A, and 49 CFR 21. To obtain Title VI information/documents, please call (903) 893-4601.
Individuals or organizations who believe they have been denied the benefits of, excluded from participation in, or subject to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, or national origin by Taps can file an administrative complaint with TAPS and/or the Federal Transit Administration’s Office of Civil Rights under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Individuals and organizations may file a complaint by completing the Title VI complaint form. For a complaint form, call (903) 893-4601.