Capital Region Transportation Council's (formerly CDTC) Title VI and Nondiscrimination Program consists of separate Title VI and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) components. Scroll down for more information.
Title VI Notice
The Capital Region Transportation Council (Transportation Council) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its metropolitan transportation planning process on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or economic status, as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations. You may request additional information by contacting the Transportation Council as described below. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination under Title VI or related statutes or regulations, you may file a complaint to the Transportation Council by sending your written complaint to Attention: Executive Director, Capital Region Transportation Council; 1 Park Place; Colonie, New York 12205, or by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
Complaints may also be filed directly with the Federal Highway Administration, at FHWA Office of Civil Rights, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington DC 20590; the Federal Transit Administration, at Federal Transit Administration Office of Civil Rights, Attention Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor –TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Washington D.C. 20590; or the New York State Department of Transportation, at Office of Civil Rights, New York State Department of Transportation, 50 Wolf Road 6th Floor, Albany New York 12232 or email at OCR-TitleVI@dot.ny.gov. If information is needed in another language, contact us at 518-458-2161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Transportation Council’s Title VI Coordinator is the Executive Director, Sandra Misiewicz. She is responsible for Title VI Nondiscrimination activities, instructions, complaints, and reports. For more detailed information regarding Title VI regulations and the Transportation Council's plan to address them please refer to the Transportation Council's Title VI Plan 2020.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Capital Region Transportation Council's Self Evaluation and Transition Plan analyzes its policies, practices, and procedures. The document contains a nondiscrimination statement as well as a grievance procedure and complaint form. It evaluates the Transportation Council's public meetings policy, its written publications, the office location including access to the office space and toilet rooms, and its website. The Transition Plan specifies improvements the Transportation Council will make or cause to be made, as well as a timeline for those improvements.
As a recipient of federal funding, the Transportation Council must comply with a variety of federal and state legislative regulations. Regarding matters of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability, the Transportation Council falls under two federal laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Title II of ADA applies specifically to all activities of state and local governments, including metropolitan planning organizations such as the Transportation Council, and requires that government entities give people with disabilities equal opportunity to benefit from all of the programs, services and activities that may be offered.
As the federally designated metropolitan planning organization, the Transportation Council must adhere to the standards set forth in Title II, which include both physical accommodations (accessibility to buildings and meetings) and in policies, practices and procedures. Under Title II, the Transportation Council is required to make reasonable accommodations in order to provide access and to communicate effectively with people who have hearing, vision or speech impairments. Likewise, the Transportation Council is required to make reasonable modification to policies, practices and procedures where necessary to avoid discrimination.