Calvert County Public Transportation is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of its transit services on the basis of race, color or national origin as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Defining Title VI
Title VI provides as follows: "no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under a program or activity receiving federal financial assistance." [42 U.S.C. 2000d]. In addition to prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin, Title VI requires Calvert County Public Transportation to consider the effects its programs and activities may have upon minority and low-income communities.
Discrimination Prohibited by Title VI
There are many forms of illegal discrimination based on race, color or national origin that access to services and programs. Among other things, in operating a federally-assisted program Calvert County Public Transportation cannot on the basis of race, color or national origin, either directly or indirectly:
Deny program services, aids or benefits
Provide a different service, aid or benefit or provide them in a manner differently than they are provided to others
Segregate or separately treat individuals in any matter related to the receipt of any services, aid, or benefit