Thursday, July 17, 2014

Federal Transit Agency covers for Trimet

Does anybody actually expect any agency of the city/state or federal governments to actually side against Trimet. Government agencies cover for each other, that is standard operating procedure. The FTA has a big stake in Trimet as Trimet does the bidding of the federal government. Not surprising at all, just more of the same old same old. Just like the secretary of state, odot and everybody else connected to Trimet.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today dismissed a Title VI complaint against TriMet that had been filed by the community advocacy group OPAL and the Center for Intercultural Organizing. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on race, color or national origin in programs or activities which receive federal financial assistance.
The Title VI complaint filed last December with the FTA claimed that TriMet failed to conduct a transit equity analysis before the agency standardized all transfer times with the installation of ticket printers on buses. In today’s FTA decision, the federal agency concluded “FTA does not find TriMet noncompliant with FTA’s Title [VI] requirements for the 2012 transfer policy change.” 
Joe Rose coverage here

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