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.
Title VI Environmental Justice and Non-Discrimination Plan
Notice to the Public
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
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, national origin, gender, age, disability, income, or limited English proficiency, regardless of whether programs and activities are federally funded or not.
BACTS conducts its Title VI, Environmental Justice and Non-Discrimination Program in a team approach involving all BACTS personnel to promote awareness for the provision of Title VI and the responsibilities associated with that Act. We are readily available to assist you with resources, guidance, and information on Title VI.
For more information on BACTS’ Non-Discrimination programs and the procedures to file a complaint see below.
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, Maine 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:
|Amy E. Hughes, Director|
Civil Rights Office
Maine Department of Transportation
16 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0016
|Wanda Hughley-Culbertson, 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