Title VI

Policy Statement and Notification of Protections

Valley Regional Transit is committed to ensuring that no individual or organization is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of its program, activities or services, or subject to discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin in accordance with Title VI or the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. 

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

"No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."

Filing a Title VI Complaint

Any person who believes he or she has been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with Valley Regional Transit. Any such complaint must be in writing and filed within 180 days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence

For additional information on Valley Regional Transit's non-discrimination obligations or for information on filing a complaint, please contact the Title VI Coordinator:

  • By mail addressed to:
    Valley Regional Transit
    Title VI Coordinator
    700 NE 2nd Street
    Meridian, ID 83713

  • By Fax addressed to:
    Title VI Coordinator
    (208) 846-8564

  • By Email: mcarnopis@valleyregionaltransit.org

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

Valley Regional Transit's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program demonstrates the authority's continued commitment to the success of minority/and women-owned businesses by promoting contracting opportunities to DBEs within transit.

Valley Regional Transit's DBE program is governed by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) 49 CFR Part 26. Disadvantaged businesses wanting to take advantage of the opportunities afforded to them under the DBE program must be at least 51 percent owned and controlled by a socially and economically disadvantaged individual(s).

Learn more about current VRT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program for fiscal years 2017-19
Learn more about the current VRT DBE Goal Methodology report