Civil Rights & Title VI
MATS operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with the Title VI of the 1964 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.
MATS produces an annual report each year to evaluate compliance with requirements under Title VI. This report includes an assessment of current planning efforts, and discussions of the composition of MATS committees (and boards of affiliated agencies) with respect to representation by protected classes.
Limited English Proficiency
On August 11, 2000, President William J. Clinton signed Executive Order 13166, “Improving Access to Service for Persons with Limited English Proficiency”, to clarify Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Administrative methods or procedures that have the effect of subjecting individuals to discrimination or defeating the objectives of these regulations are prohibited.
The purpose of this Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan is to demonstrate compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Executive Order 13166. The LEP Plan is for persons who do not speak English as their primary language and who have a limited ability to read, write, speak, or under-stand English. Such persons may be eligible to receive language assistance with respect to a particular service, benefit, or encounter. This Plan will examine the services and products provided by the Macon Area Transportation Study (MATS) and the Macon Transit Authority (MTA). The Plan outlines current accommodations made for LEP persons and possible future accommodations that can and/or should be made to make these services and products more accessible to LEP persons according to the guidelines in FTA Circular 4702.1B.