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Title VI Compliance

Overview

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is a recipient of Federal Financial Assistance.  As a recipient, all business units under MDOT are required to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal nondiscrimination laws and authorities.  Title VI prohibits agencies receiving federal funds from discriminating against agencies or any groups in the United States on the bases of race, color, or national origin.  To that end, MDOT encourages, supports and will monitor its Transportation Business Units, sub-recipients, cities, counties, contractors, and planning agencies receiving federal aid funds.  It is MDOT’s intent that the Title VI Program will be implemented in accordance with all federal regulations and supported by our customer driven mission.

The Secretary’s Office (TSO) is committed to achieving full compliance with Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and all related non-discrimination laws.  Through its policies, assurances and procedures, TSO makes every effort to ensure that no person is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination in any TSO program or activity on the basis of race, color, or national origin.

Program Mission

The Title VI Compliance Program’s mission is to provide guidance, direction, assistance, and oversight to MDOT’s TSO and the Transportation Business Units as it relates to compliance with Title VI and related federal and state regulations and requirements.