Federal “Title VI/Nondiscrimination” Protections
The TRIPPS Program (Transportation Resources, Information, Planning & Partnership for Seniors) operates its programs, services, and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and related statutes and regulations. Title VI prohibits discrimination in federally assisted programs and requires that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin (including limited English proficiency), be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal assistance. Related federal nondiscrimination laws administrated by the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, or both prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, sex, and disability. These protected categories are contemplated within TRIPPS’s Title VI Programs consistent with federal interpretation and administration. Additionally, TRIPPS provides meaningful access to its programs, services, and activities to individuals with limited English proficiency, in compliance with US Department of Transportation policy and guidance on federal Executive Order 13166.
State Nondiscrimination Protections
TRIPPS also complies with the Massachusetts Public Accommodation Law, M.G.L. c 272 §§ 92a, 98, 98a, prohibiting making any distinction, discrimination, or restriction in admission to or treatment in a place of public accommodation based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or ancestry. Likewise, TRIPPS complies with the Governor’s Executive Order 526, section 4 requiring all programs, activities, and services provided, performed, licensed, chartered, funded, regulated, or contracted for by the state shall be conducted without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, disability, veteran’s status (including Vietnam-era veterans), or background.
To request additional information regarding Title VI and related federal and state nondiscrimination obligations, please contact:
|Gregory Sobczynski||Title VI Specialist
MassDOT, Office of Diversity and Civil Rights
10 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116
To file a complaint alleging a violation of Title VI or related federal nondiscrimination law, contact the Title VI Specialist (above) within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory conduct.
To file a complaint alleging a violation of the state’s Public Accommodation Law, contact the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination within 300 days of the alleged discriminatory conduct at:
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD)
One Ashburton Place, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
English: If this information is needed in another language, please contact the Title VI Specialist at (617) 730-2644 or email@example.com.
Chinese Simplified: 如果需要使用其它语言了解信息，请联系马萨诸塞州交通部《民权法案》第六章专员，电话 (617) 730-2644 / firstname.lastname@example.org。
Chinese Traditional: 如果需要使用其它語言了解信息，請聯繫馬薩諸塞州交通部《民權法案》第六章專員，電話 (617) 730-2644 / email@example.com。
Russian: Если Вам необходима данная информация на любом другом языке, пожалуйста, свяжитесь со cпециалистом по Титулу VI по тел: (617) 730-2644 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Japanese: この情報が別の言語で必要な場合は、Title VI Specialist（617）730-2644 / email@example.com にお問い合わせください。
Spanish: Si necesita esta información en otro idioma, por favor contacte al especialista del Título VI al (617) 730-2644 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Korean: 이 정보가 다른 언어로 필요하면 Title VI Specialist (617) 730-2644 / email@example.com 로 연락하십시오.