CDTC's Nondiscrimination Program consists of separate Title VI and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) components. Click for more information below.
Title VI Notice
The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its metropolitan transportation planning process on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or economic status, as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations. You may request additional information by contacting CDTC as described below. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination under Title VI or related statutes or regulations, you may file a complaint to the CDTC by sending your written complaint to Attention: Executive Director, CDTC; 1 Park Place; Colonie, New York 12205, or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complaints may also be filed directly with the Federal Highway Administration, at FHWA Office of Civil Rights, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington DC 20590; the Federal Transit Administration, at Federal Transit Administration Office of Civil Rights, Attention Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor –TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Washington D.C. 20590; or the New York State Department of Transportation, at Office of Civil Rights, New York State Department of Transportation, 50 Wolf Road 6th Floor, Albany New York 12232 or email at OCR-TitleVI@dot.ny.gov. If information is needed in another language, contact 518-458-2161.
The Capital District Transportation Committee’s Title VI Coordinator is the Executive Director, Michael V. Franchini. He is responsible for Title VI Nondiscrimination activities, instructions, complaints, and reports. For more detailed information regarding Title VI regulations and CDTC's plan to address them please refer to the Title VI Plan.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
CDTC's Self Evaluation and Transition Plan analyzes its policies, practices, and procedures. The document contains a nondiscrimination statement as well as a grievance procedure and complaint form. It evaluates CDTC's public meetings policy, its written publications, the office location including access to the office space and toilet rooms, and its website. The Transition Plan specifies improvements CDTC will make or cause to be made, as well as a timeline for those improvements.
As a recipient of federal funding, CDTC must comply with a variety of federal and state legislative regulations. Regarding matters of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability, CDTC falls under two federal laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Title II of ADA applies specifically to all activities of state and local governments, including metropolitan planning organizations such as the CDTC, and requires that government entities give people with disabilities equal opportunity to benefit from all of the programs, services and activities that may be offered.
As the federally designated metropolitan planning organization, the CDTC must adhere to the standards set forth in Title II, which include both physical accommodations (accessibility to buildings and meetings) and in policies, practices and procedures. Under Title II, the CDTC is required to make reasonable accommodations in order to provide access and to communicate effectively with people who have hearing, vision or speech impairments. Likewise, the CDTC is required to make reasonable modification to policies, practices and procedures where necessary to avoid discrimination.