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August 28, 2013

Amtrak commemorates the March on Washington

To mark the historic moment's 50th anniversary, the agency co-hosted a wreath-laying ceremony at the A. Phillip Randolph statue. Randolph was a leader of the civil rights march and organized the first African-American labor union.


July 15, 2013

NJ Transit recognizes ‘Civil Rights pioneer’ for helping desegregate transit

As a high school student, Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white person as was required by law in Montgomery, Ala.


September 7, 2012

FTA issues civil rights, environmental justice guidance

Will assist grant recipients in complying with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin, as well as guidance on incorporating environmental justice principles into transportation planning and decision-making.


December 13, 2011

L.A. Metro releases civil rights plan to comply with violations

Follows federal audit, which cited the agency violations, including not reaching out to non-English speaking passengers.


December 1, 2010

FTA stresses equal access on Rosa Parks anniversary

Among the administration's responsibilities is overseeing the implementation of civil rights laws and regulations in the nation's transit agencies. These laws include Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.


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