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Civil Rights

AC Transit is Committed to Civil Rights

AC Transit stands by the collective call for justice and equality advocated by the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Please click here for more information on our stance on this important cause.

The AC Transit Office of Civil Rights and Compliance is responsible for Federal and State regulatory compliance in the areas of Contract Compliance, Title VI, Equal Employment Opportunity and State and Federal Drug and Alcohol and Licensing regulations.  The team is responsible for meeting all Federal and State program and report submissions, on going monitoring and implementation of programs, external public engagement requirements, internal training needs, required regulatory data analysis, record keeping, ongoing required drug and alcohol testing, licensing verification and maintenance, as required by regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration and the State of California.  

In addition to meeting the federal and state regulatory requirements, The Office Civil Rights and Compliance Department is responsible for the internal distribution and monitoring of our own Equal Employment Opportunity efforts.  We are committed to providing equal opportunities to all, and a diverse workforce that represents the rich cultural environment we live in.  

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TITLE VI & Language Assistance

AC Transit is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its services on the basis of race, color, or national origin as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.

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American with Disabilities Act (ADA) - Title II

AC Transit is committed to ensuring that no person is denied access to its services, programs or activities on the basis of a disability.

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Reasonable Accommodation and Modification (ADA)

AC Transit is committed to ensuring that services and programs are accessible to everyone including individuals with disabilities by making reasonable accommodations/modifications to policies, practices, and procedures.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

AC Transit is an equal opportunity employer, and our organizational culture fosters inclusiveness, by maintaining a diverse workforce reflective of the multicultural and diverse communities it serves.

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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

The purpose of AC Transit’s DBE Program is to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of federally funded contracts and to create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for federally funded contracts.

To view the District’s DBE Board Policy, click here: BP460 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Policy

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Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) Program

The purpose of AC Transit’s SLBE Program is to increase opportunities for contract awards to small, local businesses participating in District (non-federal) contract and procurement activities; increase the circulation of dollars within the District’s service area; and promote the development of the small, local-business community.

To view the District’s SLBE Board Policy, click here: BP466 Small and Small Local Business Enterprise Policy

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2023 – 2025 FTA Triennial DBE Goal

After consultation with regional stakeholders and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) personnel, AC Transit has set an overall 24% DBE goal for federal fiscal years (FFY) 2023 – 2025.