Title VI Notice and Complaint Form

Notice of Nondiscrimination Rights and Protections to Beneficiaries

Federal “Title VI/Nondiscrimination” Protections

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) operates its programs, services, and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and related statutes and regulations. Title VI prohibits discrimination in federally assisted programs and requires that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin (including limited English proficiency), be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal assistance. Related federal nondiscrimination laws administrated by the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, or both prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, sex, and disability. These protected categories are contemplated within MassDOT’s Title VI Programs consistent with federal interpretation and administration. Additionally, MassDOT provides meaningful access to its programs, services, and activities to individuals with limited English proficiency, in compliance with US Department of Transportation policy and guidance on federal Executive Order 13166.

State Nondiscrimination Protections

MassDOT also complies with the Massachusetts Public Accommodation Law, M.G.L. c 272 §§ 92a, 98, 98a, prohibiting making any distinction, discrimination, or restriction in admission to or treatment in a place of public accommodation based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or ancestry. Likewise, MassDOT complies with the Governor’s Executive Order 526, section 4 requiring all programs, activities, and services provided, performed, licensed, chartered, funded, regulated, or contracted for by the state shall be conducted without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, disability, veteran’s status (including Vietnam-era veterans), or background.

Additional Information

To request additional information regarding Title VI and related federal and state nondiscrimination obligations, please contact: Title VI Specialist

MassDOT, Office of Diversity and Civil Rights
10 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116 857-368-8580
TTY: 857-368-0603
MASSDOT.CivilRights@state.ma.us

Complaint Filing

To file a complaint alleging a violation of Title VI or related federal nondiscrimination law, contact the Title VI Specialist (above) within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory conduct.
To file a complaint alleging a violation of the state’s Public Accommodation Law, contact the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination within 300 days of the alleged discriminatory conduct at:

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD)
One Ashburton Place, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
617-994-6000
TTY: 617-994-6196

OR

Peter Pan Bus Lines, Inc.
Attention: Human Resources
1776 Main Street, PO Box 1776
Springfield, MA 01102

Translation

English: If this information is needed in another language, please contact the MassDOT Title VI Specialist at 857-368-8580.

Portuguese: Caso esta informação seja necessária em outro idioma, favor contar o Especialista em Título VI do MassDOT pelo telefone 857-368-8580.

Spanish: Si necesita esta información en otro idioma, por favor contacte al especialista de MassDOT del Título VI al 857-368-8580.

Chinese Simplified:
(mainland & Singapore): 如果需要使用其它语言了解信息,请联系马萨诸塞州交通部 (MassDOT)《民权法案》第六章专员,电话 857-368-8580.

Chinese Traditional: (Hong Kong & Taiwan): 如果需要使用其它語言了解信息,請聯繫馬薩諸塞州交通部 (MassDOT)《民權法案》第六章專員,電話 857-368-8580.

Russian: Если Вам необходима данная информация на любом другом языке, пожалуйста, свяжитесь со cпециалистом по Титулу VI Департамента Транспорта штата Массачусетс (MassDOT) по тел: 857-368-8580.

Haitian Creole: Si yon moun vle genyen enfòmasyon sa yo nan yon lòt lang, tanpri kontakte Espesyalis MassDOT Title VI la nan nimewo 857-368-8580.

Vietnamese: Nếu quý vị cần thông tin này bằng tiếng khác, vui lòng liên hệ Chuyên viên Luật VI của
MassDOT theo số điện thoại 857-368-8580.

French: Si vous avez besoin d’obtenir une copie de la présente dans une autre langue, veuillez contacter le spécialiste du Titre VI de MassDOT en composant le 857-368-8580.

Italian: Se ha bisogno di ricevere queste informazioni in un’altra lingua si prega di contattare lo Specialista MassDOT del Titolo VI al numero 857-368-8580.

Khmer: រសិនបរើបោក- នក រវូ ររក រពរ័៌ នបន សូម ក់ទក នកឯកបទសបើជំពូកទី6ររស់ MassDot មរយៈបខទូរស័ពទ 857-368- 8580

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