STARS Title VI policy assures full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights act of 1964, the Restoration Act of 1987, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. Title VI states that “no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or disability be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination” under any government-sponsored program or activity. There is no distinction between the sources of funding.
STARS also assures that every effort will be made to prevent discrimination through the impacts of its programs, policies and activities on minority and low-income populations. Furthermore, STARS will take reasonable steps to provide meaningful access to services for persons with limited English proficiency.
If STARS distributes Federal-aid funds to another entity/person, STARS will ensure all subrecipients fully comply with STARS’ Title VI Nondiscrimination Program requirements. With the approval of the Board of Directors, the President & CEO of STARS has delegated the authority to the Human Resources Director as Title VI Program Coordinator, to oversee and implement FTA Title VI requirements.