Notification of Public Rights Under Title VI

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Notifying the Public of Rights under Title VI

This notice is posted on the Civil Rights page of the MATS website at This notice is also posted on the public notice bulletin board at the Macon-Bibb County Planning and Zoning Commission Office, and on poster boards on display at all MATS meetings. It is included in the Title VI Documentation Report. This notification is part of the Title VI requirements outlined in FTA Circular 4702.1B.


Macon Area Transportation Study

The Macon Area Transportation Study operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint. The Title VI Complaint Form must be completed and filed within 90 days of the discrimination incident and sending it to any of the following:



James P. Thomas                Federal Transit Administration
MATS Technical Director             Office of Civil Rights
Macon-Bibb Co. Planning & Zoning        Title VI Program Coordinator
Terminal Station, Suite 300            1200 New Jersey Ave, SE
200 Cherry Street                Washington, D.C.20590
Macon, GA 31201                 888-446-5411
(478) 751-7460         

                        Vanessa Ross
Dee Foster                    Civil Rights Coordinator
Civil Rights Officer                 Federal Highway Administration
FTA Region IV                    Georgia Division
230 Peachtree St., N.W.             61 Forsyth Street SW
Suite 1400                    Suite 17T100
Atlanta, GA 30303                Atlanta, GA 30303-3104
Phone: (404) 865-5633                404-562-3646           



Once a complaint is filed and received by the MATS Technical Director, the MATS Policy Committee, Technical Committee, and the Citizens’ Advisory Committee will be notified and will receive a copy of the complaint. The Chair of the MATS Policy Committee will schedule a time at regular meeting or a special called meeting to discuss the complaint. The MATS Policy Committee will receive input and determine what additional information is needed. The MATS Policy Committee will set a time and date to hold a formal hearing on the complaint in accordance with the MATS Bylaws and Participation/Involvement Plan.


*The Limited English Proficiency Plan (LEP) was established in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. As part of the LEP, The Macon Area Transportation Study (MATS) will provide language assistance in public information, public notices, and on the website to those individuals who need aid or special accommodations. With proper advance notice, MATS will also provide language assistance in the form of interpreter services at public meetings if needed.