RTC Respects Civil Rights
RTC operates its programs without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability in accordance with applicable laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and RCW 49.60. To request additional information on RTC’s Title VI nondiscrimination requirements, or if any person believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI or other applicable law and would like to file a complaint, contact us at 564-397-6067 (TTY 711) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Persons who do not speak or read English well may request language assistance, oral interpretation and/or written translation, at no cost. Contact RTC at 564-397-6067 (TTY 711) or email email@example.com.
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Limited English Proficiency Plan
In carrying out its transportation planning activities, RTC is committed to engaging and involving all residents of Southwest Washington, including those with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). Therefore, in accordance with the best practice standards for public participation, RTC has an adopted Limited English Proficiency Plan (see sidebar). The LEP Plan was developed with assistance from WSDOT and other federal agencies.
Notice to Public
RTC hereby gives public notice that it is the policy of the agency to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities.
Title VI requires that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which RTC receives federal financial assistance. Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint with RTC. Any such complaint must be in writing and filed with the RTC Transportation Director within one hundred eighty (180) days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence.
Americans with Disabilities Act
RTC is committed to providing equal access to its facilities, programs and services for persons with disabilities.
Agency Nondiscrimination Policy
RTC will ensure that no qualified disabled individual shall, solely on the basis of his or her disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any of its programs, services, or activities as provided by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). RTC further ensures that every effort will be made to provide nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities regardless of the funding source.
Requesting Public Accommodation
Individuals requiring reasonable accommodations may request written materials in alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility accommodations, or other reasonable accommodations by contacting the ADA Coordinator, Mark Harrington at 546-397-5207 (TTY 711), with two weeks advance notice.