Metro Transit Proposed Title VI Plan
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended) is intended to ensure the fair delivery of public services. This federal statute provides that "...no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."
Since 1988 all Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recipients in an urbanized area of more than 200,000 who receive federal funding and operate at least 50 peak vehicles have had to submit a Title VI Program every three years.
On October 1, 2012 changes made by FTA Circular 4702.1B, on the Title VI Program Requirements and Guidelines for FTA Recipients, requires establishing 1) policies for identifying and evaluating potential equity issues related to changes in transit services or fares and 2) thresholds to determine when a) adverse impacts are borne disproportionately by minority or low-income populations and b) benefits are not equitably shared by minority or low-income populations.
Proposed Final Title VI Plan
The Central Omaha Transit Alternatives Analysis
The Central Omaha Transit Alternatives Analysis is a partnership with Metro and the City of Omaha to develop and evaluate potential transit alternatives in the corridor between Downtown Omaha, Midtown Omaha, the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), and the Crossroads and Aksarben Village areas. This study will analyze the mobility needs in the area, and identify and compare the costs, benefits, and impacts of various transit alternatives. At the end of the study, locally preferred transit alternatives will be recommended for future evaluation.
Miss the May 30th 2012 public meeting? Download handouts and display boards here!
The next public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 28th, from from 5:00p to 8:00p. The meeting will take place at the Old Matress Factory, 501 N. 13th St.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Annual Goal - FY 2014 thru 2016
Posted June 14, 2013
In accordance with requirements of the U. S. Department of Transportation as set forth in 49 CFR Part 26, as amended, the Transit Authority of the City of Omaha, d/b/a Metro, hereby notifies the public that it is recommending the following Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal for applicable professional services, construction and procurement contracts during Federal Fiscal Years 2014 through 2016. The overall total DBE goal for the FFY 2014 through 2016 is 1.25%. Information pertaining to this goal and a description of how it was selected will be available for inspection from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. during normal administrative operating hours at the Transit Authority's Administrative Offices located at 2222 Cuming Street, Omaha, Nebraska, 68102 for thirty (30) days following the date of this notice. Written comments on this goal will be accepted for forty-five (45) days from the date of this notice. The comments are for informational purposes only and may be sent to: Legal/Human Resources Director, c/o: Metro, 2222 Cuming Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68102; or to the Civil Rights Officer, Federal Transit Administration, 901 Locust Street, Suite 404, Kansas City, Missouri 64106.