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RIPTA’S COMMITMENT TO CIVIAL RIGHTS – TITLE VI
De Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) zet zich in om ervoor te zorgen dat niemand wordt uitgesloten van deelname aan of de voordelen van zijn diensten wordt geweigerd op basis van ras, huidskleur of nationale afkomst, zoals bepaald in Titel VI van de Civil Rights Act van 1964, zoals gewijzigd.

Met dit doel is het de doelstelling van RIPTA om:

  • Ervoor zorgen dat het niveau en de kwaliteit van de transportservice wordt geboden zonder rekening te houden met ras, kleur of nationale afkomst;
  • Onevenredig hoge en nadelige gevolgen voor de menselijke gezondheid en het milieu, met inbegrip van de sociale en economische gevolgen van programma's en activiteiten voor minderheden en bevolkingsgroepen met lage inkomens, identificeren en aanpakken, indien van toepassing;
  • Bevordering van de volledige en eerlijke deelname van alle getroffen bevolkingsgroepen aan de besluitvorming over vervoer;
  • Voorkom dat uitkeringen in verband met programma's en activiteiten die ten goede komen aan minderheden of bevolkingsgroepen met een laag inkomen worden geweigerd, verminderd of vertraagd; en
  • Zorg voor zinvolle toegang tot programma's en activiteiten door personen met een beperkte Engelse taalvaardigheid (LEP).

De CEO, het senior management en alle supervisors en werknemers delen de verantwoordelijkheid voor het uitvoeren van RIPTA's belofte aan Titel VI.

What Should You Do If You Have A Complaint?

Any person who believes she or he has been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, or national origin by RIPTA may file a Title VI complaint with RIPTA or directly with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

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Title VI complaints may be filed  by submitting a completed Title VI Complaint Form to RIPTA’s Compliance Officer.

The Title VI Complaint Form may be downloaded in the following languages:


Title VI Complaint Forms may be also obtained by calling (401) 781-9400.

RIPTA shall provide appropriate assistance to complainants who are limited in their ability to communicate in English. Completed forms should be mailed to:

Compliance Officer
Openbaar vervoer van Rhode Island
705 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907

RIPTA investigates complaints received no more than 180 days after the alleged incident. RIPTA will process complaints that are complete. Once the complaint is received, the complainant will receive an acknowledgement letter informing her/him whether the complaint will be investigated. If more information is needed to resolve the case, RIPTA may contact the complainant. If the RIPTA investigator is not contacted by the complainant or does not receive the additional information within 10 business days, RIPTA may administratively close the case. A case may also be administratively closed if the complainant notifies RIPTA that they no longer wish to pursue their case.

Once the investigation is complete, RIPTA shall issue a letter to the complainant with the findings of the investigation and whether or not a Title VI violation was found. If the complainant is not satisfied with the findings, a complaint may be filed directly with the FTA, as described below.

Filing a Complaint Directly to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

A complainant may file a Title VI complaint directly with the FTA by contacting the Department at:

Amerikaanse ministerie van transport
Federal Transit Administration Office of Civil Rights
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590


Beperkte Engelse taalbeheersing
Individuals who have a limited ability to read, write, speak or understand English are Limited English Proficient (LEP). Recipients of funding from the FTA must take reasonable steps to ensure meaningful access to the benefits, services, information, and other important portions of their programs and activities for individuals who are LEP. In support and compliance with the goals set forth in the Department of Transportation’s Policy Guidance Concerning Recipient’s Responsibilities to Limited English Proficient (LEP) Persons, RIPTA developed a Language English Proficiency Plan.

RIPTA verwelkomt uw feedback!
RIPTA is committed to providing safe, efficient and quality transportation services to all the communities we serve.  If you have any suggestion on how we can improve on our commitment to non-discrimination, or how we can better serve the needs of customers who are not proficient in English, we would like to hear from you. Please email jwilliford@ripta.com met uw suggesties.

Handige Links:

  1. RIPTA Titel VI-programma
  2. Titel VI Brochure
  3. Limited English Proficiency Plan

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