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Civil Rights / Discrimination

CIVIL RIGHTS PUBLIC NOTICE

Skagit Transit hereby gives public notice of its policy to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and related amendments, statutes and regulations in all programs and activities.

What is Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

Title VI requires that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, creed, sex, age or national origin, and other protected classes as required by law, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which Skagit Transit has received Federal financial assistance.

How to File a Title VI Complaint

Any person, individually or as a member of any specific class of persons (including legally protected classes as required by law), who believes that they have been subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, age or national origin may file a complaint with Skagit Transit. A complaint must be filed within 180 days after the date of the alleged discrimination.

Discrimination Complaint Instructions and Procedures and Complaint Form may be obtained at no cost to the complainant by calling (360) 757-8801 or dial 711 for the hearing impaired, or by clicking on the link above. 

Persons seeking more detailed information on how Skagit Transit complies with our Title VI requirements can get additional information at no cost by calling 360-757-8801 or dial 711 for the hearing impaired.

What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities and transportation. It aslo mandates the establishment of TDD/telephone relay services. The current text of the ADA includes chages made by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-325), which became effective on January 1, 2009.

How to File an ADA Complaint

Any person who believes they have been aggreived by an unlawful discriminatory practice under ADA has a right to file a complaint. Any complaint must be in writing and filed sixty days (60) from the date of the alleged discrimination.  If you have an American with Disabilities Act Grievance click here for information on how to file a complaint.


Skagit Transit Civil Rights Policy Statements

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