Sept. 3rd: Metra Public Forum in South Suburban Cook County
In August 2012, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) released updated guidance on compliance with Title VI for transit providers that receive federal grants. The updated Title VI Circular includes new requirements to establish major service change, disparate impact, and disproportionate burden policies.
Transit providers must engage the public in development of these policies and must seek Board approval of these policies. Metra is holding a series of public meetings across its six-county service region to ensure that its customers and stakeholders are aware of the changes and have the opportunity to provide comment.
Metra seeks public comment on the following draft Title VI policies:
The Major Service Change policy: establishes Metra’s definition of “major service change”; The Disparate Impact policy: sets a threshold to measure whether or not a proposed fare or major service change creates a discriminatory effect on riders based on race, color or national origin; and The Disproportionate Burden policy: sets a threshold to measure whether or not a proposed fare or major service change creates a discriminatory effect on riders based on poverty status.
Comments may be made in person at the public meetings, or via email at titleVIfeedback@metrarail.com. Comments must be received later than September 5.
South Suburban Public Meeting Tuesday, September 3, 2013 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Homewood Village Hall, Council Chambers 2020 Chestnut Rd. Homewood, IL., 60430
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