Tompkins County
New York


Approving Tompkins County’s 2018 Title VI Program and Policies for the Federal Transit Administration


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Resolution/Document Body

WHEREAS, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §2000d et seq (“the Act”) and 49 CFR Part 21, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin, and


WHEREAS, as a direct recipient of federal funds, Tompkins County is required to comply with the requirements of the Act and applicable implementing regulations, and


WHEREAS, the County Title VI program includes oversight of Title VI compliance of subrecipients, who receive FTA funds through the County including: Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, Inc. (TCAT), Gadabout Transportation Services, Inc., Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, Friends in Service Helping, Inc. (FISH), Women’s Opportunity Center, Inc., Human Services Coalition, Inc. (2-1-1), and Ithaca Carshare, Inc., and


WHEREAS, pursuant to FTA Circular 4702.1B, the Tompkins County Legislature is required to approve the County’s Title VI program, now therefore be it


RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Planning, Development, and Environmental Quality Committee, That the Tompkins County Legislature hereby approves the 2018 Tompkins County Title VI program and its submittal to the Federal Transit Administration.


Meeting History

May 29, 2018 3:00 PM  Planning, Development, and Environmental Quality Committee Regular Meeting
RESULT:DEFERREDNext: 6/14/2018 1:00 PM
Jun 14, 2018 1:00 PM  Planning, Development, and Environmental Quality Committee Special Meeting

Mr. Mengel explained that the Title VI Program plan is required by the Federal Transit Authority (FTA) to be updated every three years in order to receive federal transit funding. He said the County has made progress in its limited English proficiency programs and through work with Cornell Cooperative Extension documents have been translated and subtitles have been added to education videos. He said information will be made available in any requested language or format.

Mr. Mengel conducted a follow-up survey with the English a Second Language agencies that was done two years ago and good suggestions were returned. He said he will work with TCAT and Gadabout on those suggestions.

MOVER:Deborah Dawson, Member
SECONDER:Amanda Champion, Vice Chair
AYES:Anna Kelles, Amanda Champion, David McKenna, Deborah Dawson, Anne Koreman
Jun 19, 2018 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting
MOVER:Shawna Black, Member
SECONDER:Glenn Morey, Member
AYES:Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Rich John, Anna Kelles, Anne Koreman, Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Michael Sigler
EXCUSED:Daniel Klein, Martha Robertson