In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other authorities, the Bangor Area Comprehensive Transportation System (BACTS) is committed to ensuring that the fundamental principles of equal opportunity are upheld in all decisions involving our employees and contractors/consultants, and to ensuring that the public-at-large is afforded access to our programs and services.
To that end, no person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any BACTS program or activity on the grounds of race, color, or national origin.
Any person who believes they were subjected to discrimination based on race, color, national origin, limited English proficiency, sex, age, or disability has a right to file a complaint within 180 days of the alleged discrimination.
Inquires concerning BACTS’ policies, investigations, complaints, compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and concerns regarding compliance with Title VI and Environmental Justice laws and regulations, may be directed to:
Connie Reed, Title VI Coordinator
12 Acme Road, Suite 104, Brewer, ME 04412
Complaints may also be filed directly with the Maine Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration or the U.S. Department of Justice at:
Director, Civil Rights Office
Maine Department of Transportation
16 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0016
Civil Rights Specialist, Maine and New Hampshire Division Offices
Federal Highway Administration
53 Pleasant Street, Suite 2200
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
Federal Highway Administration Headquarters
U.S. Department of Transportation
Office of Civil Rights
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE
8th Floor E81-105
Washington, DC 20590
U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
Federal Coordination and Compliance Section
950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
4CON 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20530
FHWA / FTA Review Report
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Volpe Center conducted a planning review on November 8th, 2018 of the transportation planning process for BACTS MPO. The review was conducted using the INVEST tool with follow up questions upon completing the tool questions and scoring of BACTS Long Range Transportation Plan.
Public Participation Plan
Effective public participation is essential to the successful implementation of any planning program or project. Without the involvement of local citizens, it is difficult to design a program that effectively meets the needs of the public. A proactive public involvement process leads to a transportation system that reflects the needs and values of the community. To that end, BACTS actively seeks to incorporate the involvement of the public in its planning efforts.
BACTS is proposing an update to its Public Participation Plan. As required under Metropolitan Transportation Planning and Programming regulations, a 45-day public comment period during which comments may be submitted to BACTS for consideration on the draft Plan prior to adoption of the final Plan by the Policy Committee begins on July 22nd, 2021.
Public Notice of BACTS Public Participation Plan Proposed Update and Public Comment Period can be viewed here.
The proposed draft Public Participation Plan can be viewed here.