Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity and access for persons with disabilities. Harris County Transit works to ensure nondiscriminatory transportation in support of our mission to enhance the social and economic quality of life for all Americans. The Harris County Transit ADA Coordinator is responsible for ADA compliance and monitoring to ensure nondiscriminatory provision of public transit services.
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
The Harris County Transit DBE Program seeks to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) - assisted contracts and to create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for FTA-assisted contracts. The Harris County Transit Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Liaison Officer (DBELO) is responsible for monitoring its DBE program and ensuring compliance with the DBE regulations found at 49 CFR Part 26.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
The Federal Transit Laws, 49 U.S.C. 5332(b), provide that "no person in the United States shall on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or age be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any project, program or activity funded in whole or in part through financial assistance under this Act." This applies to employment and business opportunities and is considered to be in addition to the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people from discrimination based on race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. Harris County Transit works to ensure nondiscriminatory transportation in support of our mission to enhance the social and economic quality of life for all Americans. The Harris County Transit Title VI Coordinator is responsible for monitoring its Title VI program and ensuring compliance with Title VI requirements.
For more information on Harris County’s civil rights program and the procedures to file a complaint, contact 832-927-4700, TTY Dial 7-1-1 (1-800-735-2988); email
firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit our administrative office at 8410 Lantern Point Drive, Houston, Texas 77054.