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The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) receives federal funding to support the regional transportation planning process. In doing so the BRTB is required to provide all programs and services fairly and any negative transportation impacts shared equally.

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Public Notice on Title VI Compliance

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based upon race, color or national origin. On January 27, 2015 the BRTB approved Resolution #15-19.

In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, and other applicable laws, the BRTB operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, or national origin. Furthermore, any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with the BRTB.  Review the BRTB's Title VI Program.

To file a complaint, please complete and send the form above to or Baltimore Metropolitan Council, 1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 300, Baltimore, Maryland 21230, ATTN: Title VI Officer.

If a complaint is filed against the BRTB, the Title VI Officer will review the complaint and forward it to the appropriate state or federal agency for resolution pursuant to the referent agency's procedures. To file a complaint directly with the state or federal government, please contact one of the agencies below.

Maryland Department of Transportation:
Director, Office of Diversity & Equity
7201 Corporate Center Drive P.O. Box 548
Hanover, Maryland 21076-1415

MDOT Maryland Transit Administration:
Office of Equal Opportunity Compliance Programs
6 Saint Paul Street, 20th Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Federal Highway Administration:
U.S. Department of Transportation
Office of Civil Rights
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
8th Floor E81-105
Washington, DC 20590

Federal Transit Administration:
FTA Office of Civil Rights
Attention: Complaint Team
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590

For more information on the procedures to file a civil rights complaint, call 410-732-0500; (TTY 800-735-2258), e-mail:; or visit the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, 1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 300, Baltimore Maryland 21230.

If information is needed in another language, contact 410-732-0500.

El Consejo Metropolitano de Baltimore (BMC) en nombre de la Junta Regional de Transporte de Baltimore (BRTB) opera sus programas y servicios sin tener en cuenta la raza, el color o el origen nacional de acuerdo con Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, y otras leyes aplicables. Cualquier persona que crea que ha sido agraviada por cualquier práctica discriminatoria ilegal bajo el Título VI puede presentar una queja ante la BRTB.

Paraobtener más información sobre el Programa Título VI de la Junta Regional de Transporte de Baltimore y los procedimientos para presentar una queja del Título VI, llame al 410-732- 0500; (TTY 800-735-2258), escriba al correo electrónico:; o visite el Consejo Metropolitano de Baltimore, 1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 300, Baltimore Maryland 21230. Puede encontrar más información en el sitio web del Consejo Metropolitano de Baltimore Si se necesita información en otro idioma, comuníquese con el 410-732-0500. Si se necesita información de Título VI en español, llame al 410-732-0500.

Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan

The LEP Plan seeks to ensure that where substantial numbers of residents exist who do not speak or read English proficiently, these individuals have access to the planning process and published information, and that public notification is provided in other languages. The plan includes a four-part analysis and lays out how the BRTB will provide services to individuals with Limited English Proficiency.

The Plan can be translated to other languages by visiting and clicking on the "Documents" hyperlink. From there, you will then be prompted to upload the PDF and select your target language. Please note this feature may not be enabled on all mobile devices at this time. Print versions are also available at the Baltimore Metropolitan Council.

Goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

The BRTB adopted Resolution #15-20 to ensure that DBEs have an equal opportunity to participate in the metropolitan transportation planning process. The BRTB establishes a DBE participation goal each fiscal year. The current DBE participation goal, as adopted in Resolution #24-20, is twenty-six point two percent (26.2%).

Accommodations for Americans with Disabilities

The BRTB must adhere to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. In particular, Title II requires the BRTB to make reasonable accommodations to provide access to its programs, services and activities, as well as to its premises, in order to avoid discrimination.

To ensure reasonable access to its premises and to further ensure reasonable access to its programs and activities, BMC staff developed a Title II of Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan.

Vulnerable Population Index

To support public engagement and project planning efforts, BMC staff developed the Vulnerable Population Index (VPI). This tool uses data obtained from the decennial Census and the American Community Survey (ACS) to determine the regional distribution of each of seven vulnerable populations. These populations are based on the following indicators: poverty, minority (non-Hispanic, non-white), minority (Hispanic), LEP, disabled, elderly, and people with no car.