August 28, 2013
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
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
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
Follows federal audit, which cited the agency violations, including not reaching out to non-English speaking passengers.
December 1, 2010
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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