Civil Rights

Title VI

ADA

DBE

EEO

Title VI

Overview

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states the following:
“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 any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Tulsa Transit operates public transportation services and employs individuals without regard to:
• Race
• Color
• National Origin

Tulsa Transit is committed to complying with the requirements of Title VI in all federally funded programs.

Submitting a Title VI Complaint

Any individual who feels they have experienced unlawful discrimination under Title VI can submit a complaint at no charge. All complaints can be submitted over the phone (918-582-2100), email (info@tulsatransit.org), mail (P.O. Box 52488 Tulsa Ok 74152), on the Tulsa Transit website, link to form is below, or in person at address shown below.

Denver Avenue Station                                   Memorial Midtown Station

319 S. Denver Ave                                          7952 E 33rd St

Tulsa Ok                                                          Tulsa Ok

To view complete complaint policy and procedures please click here.

Title VI Complaint Guidelines

In order for Tulsa Transit to investigate a complaint filed, the following guidelines must be met:

  • The issue must be one of discrimination, and specific criteria must be met to in order for Tulsa Transit to investigate the charge of harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation.
  • It is necessary to show that persons of a different group (race, color, national origin) have been treated in a different manner or in the refusal or restriction of a facility or service.
  • The complaint must be filed within 180 calendar days from the date of the alleged discriminatory act.

Completing the Title VI Complaint Form

The following information is provided in an effort to assist you in the completion of the discrimination complaint form.

  • Please answer all sections of the applicable complaint form. In completing the form, please provide clear and concise information when describing the alleged discriminatory practice(s) and/or act(s). Incomplete forms will be returned without further processing.
  • For additional information or assistance in filing your complaint, contact Tulsa Transit’s Customer Service Center at 918-582-2100 (TDD: 918-584-7209).
  • If mailing in a complaint form please mail it to Tulsa Transit Attn: Civil Rights Officer P.O. Box 52488 Tulsa Ok 74152. Or Submit by email to info@tulsatransit.org.

To file an online complaint form please click here:  Title VI Complaint Form

Request more information

If you would like additional information on Tulsa Transit’s nondiscrimination obligations please call 918-582-2100, (TDD: 918-584-7209) or email us at info@tulsatransit.org

Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Policy Overview

This Limited English Proficiency Plan has been prepared to address Tulsa Transit’s responsibilities as a recipient of federal financial assistance as they relate to the needs of individuals with Limited English Proficiency language skills. The plan has been prepared in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000d, et se, and its implementing regulations, which state that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin. Executive Order 13166, titled Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency, indicates that differing treatment based upon a person’s inability to speak, read, write or understands English is a type of national origin discrimination. It directs each federal agency to publish guidance for its respective recipients clarifying their obligation to ensure that such discrimination does not take place. This order applies to all state and local agencies which receive federal funds, including the Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority (MTTA) which receives federal assistance through the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT).

For a copy of Tulsa Transit complete Limited English Proficiency Plan please call 918-582-2100, or email your request to info@tulsatransit.org.

American Disability Act – ADA

Reasonable Modification Policy  

Tulsa Transit is committed to providing equal access and opportunity to qualified individuals with disabilities in all programs, services, and activities. Tulsa Transit recognizes that, in order to have equally effective opportunities and benefits, individuals with disabilities may need reasonable modifications to policies and procedures. Tulsa Transit will adhere to all applicable federal and state laws, regulations, and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable modifications, as necessary, to afford equal access to programs for persons with disabilities. Tulsa Transit does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, participation in, or receipt of services and benefits under any transit program or activity. Tulsa Transit will take appropriate steps to ensure that persons with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate.

No qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of Tulsa Transit, or be subject to discrimination by Tulsa Transit.

Complete Policy – English

Complete Policy- Spanish

Submitting an ADA Complaint

Any individual who feels they have experienced unlawful discrimination under ADA can submit a complaint at no charge. All complaints can be submitted over the phone (918-582-2100), email (info@tulsatransit.org), mail (P.O. Box 52488 Tulsa Ok 74152), on the Tulsa Transit website (link below), or in person at address shown below.

Denver Avenue Station                                   Memorial Midtown Station

319 S. Denver Ave                                          7952 E 33rd St

Tulsa Ok                                                          Tulsa Ok

To view complete complaint policy and procedures please click here.

Completing the ADA Complaint Form

The following information is provided in an effort to assist you in the completion of the discrimination complaint form.

  • Please answer all sections of the applicable complaint form. In completing the form, please provide clear and concise information when describing the alleged discriminatory practice(s) and/or act(s). Incomplete forms will be returned without further processing.
  • For additional information or assistance in filing your complaint, contact Tulsa Transit’s Customer Service Center at 918-582-2100 (TDD: 918-584-7209).
  • If mailing in a complaint form please mail it to Tulsa Transit Attn: Civil Rights Officer P.O. Box 52488 Tulsa Ok 74152. Or Submit by email to info@tulsatransit.org.

To file an online complaint form please click here: ADA Complaint Form

Disadvantage Business Enterprises-DBE

Policy Statement
The Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26.  The Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority has received Federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation, and as a condition of receiving this assistance, the Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.

It is the policy of the Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority to ensure that DBEs, as defined in part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT-assisted contracts.  It is also our policy –

1. To ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts;
2. To create a level playing field on which the DBE Program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable law;
3. To ensure that only firms that fully meet 49 CFR Part 26 eligibility standards are permitted to participate as     DBEs;
4. To help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in DOT-assisted contracts; and
5. To assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the marketplace outside the DBE Program.

The Civil Rights Coordinator has been delegated as the DBE Liaison Officer.  In that capacity, the Civil Rights coordinator is responsible for implementing all aspects of the DBE program.  Implementation of the DBE program is accorded the same priority as compliance with all other legal obligations incurred by the Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority in its financial assistance agreements with the Department of Transportation.

Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority will disseminate this policy statement to the Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority Board of Trustees and all the correct components of our organization.  We will distribute this statement to DBE and non-DBE business communities that perform work on DOT-assisted contracts, partners, and business communities of Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority. We include the statement in all bid and proposal documents and distribute copies of it to the bidders and proposers at all pre-bid/pre-proposal meetings for DOT assisted contracts. Information about our DBE program may also be obtained by contacting our DBELO by phone at 918-582-2100 or by email at info@tulsatransit.org

Goal

In accordance with requirements of the U.S Department of Transportation as set forth in 49 C.F. R. Part 26, as amended, Tulsa Transit hereby notifies the public that it is recommending the following Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for applicable professional services, construction (general contracting), maintenance items, and procurement contracts during Federal Fiscal Years of 2015-2017 beginning October 1, 2014 and ending September 30, 2016. The overall total DBE goal for Federal Fiscal Year 2015-2017 is 3%. Information pertaining to this goal and a description of how it was selected is available for inspection by requesting  a copy by email at info@tulsatransit.org. The information will be available for 30 calendar days following the date of the publication of this notice. Written comments on this goal will be accepted for 45 calendar days from the data of publication of this notice. The comments are for informational purposes only and may be sent to Civil Rights Officer at P.O. Box 52488, Tulsa Ok 74152 or by email at info@tulsatransit.org.

Certification

Tulsa Transit is only allowed to use certified DBEs that are certified through the Unified Certification Program(ODOT). When setting our goal we discovered there are limited number of certain types of businesses on the state DBE certified list available to bid on Tulsa Transit’s projects. Tulsa Transit has committed to work closely with the small businesses and ODOT to assist more small business to become DBE certified. If you would like more information please feel free to contact us at info@tulsatransit.org or by phone at 918-582-2100. You can also visit the Oklahoma Department of Transportation to download the necessary documents to gain certification. http://ok.gov/odot/Doing_Business/Civil_Rights/DBE:_Certification_Qualifications.html

 

Equal Employment Opportunity-EEO

Tulsa Transit is firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will administer its personnel policies and conduct its employment practices in a manner that results in treatment based on merit, experience, and other work-related criteria, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected characteristic under relevant state and federal laws.