Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 24, 2016
May 24, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #46

Manatee County Transit Division Title VI Program Update


Contact and/or Presenter Information

William Steele, Transit Division Manager, William.Steele@mymanatee.org, (941) 747-8621 x 7440

Chad Butzow, Public Works Deputy Director, Chad.Butzow@mymanatee.org, (941) 708-7432

Action Requested
Adopt Resolution R-16-087 authorizing staff to submit the approved 2016 Title VI Program Update to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). 

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Background Discussion

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Title VI implementing regulations ensures nondiscriminatory transportation in support of their mission to enhance the social and economic quality of life for all Americans. As a recipient of FTA funding, Manatee County must ensure that it is in compliance with all applicable FTA Title VI implementing regulations and is required to prepare and submit an update of its Title VI Program to FTA every three (3) years. Guidance from FTA published in the FTA Title VI Circular 4702.1B requires grant recipients operating less than 50 Fixed Route vehicles in peak service to include the following in their Title VI Program Update:

  • A Title VI Notice, complaint procedure, and complaint form.
  • A Limited English Proficiency Plan and a Public Participation Plan.
  • A list of Title VI investigations, lawsuits, and complaints.
  • A table depicting racial composition of membership of non-elected bodies, when membership is selected by the recipient.
  • Information regarding the siting of fixed facilities.
  • The Title VI Program update must be approved by the recipient's Board of Directors or appropriate governing entity.
  • System-wide standards and policies (on-time performance, service frequency, vehicle load passenger amenities, etc.).

The last Title VI Program Update was approved on June 18, 2013, by the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners as a consent agenda item. The attached Title VI Program Update fulfills the requirements outlined by FTA in Circular 4702.1B, and is the current three-year update to the June 2013 Title VI Report.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward the signed Resolution and Transmittal letter to Ryan Suarez, Transit Division Planning Manager, ryan.suarez@mymanatee.org, (941) 747-8621 x 7622.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Title VI Update_Resolution R-16-087.pdf
Attachment:  Cover Letter for Transmittal.pdf
Attachment:  Title VI 2016 2 FINAL 5-16.pdf