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Notice of Nondiscrimination Rights and Protections to Beneficiaries

Federal “Title VI/Nondiscrimination” Protections

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) operates its programs, services, and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and related statutes and regulations. Title VI prohibits discrimination in federally assisted programs and requires that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin (including limited English proficiency), be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal assistance. Related federal nondiscrimination laws administrated by the Federal Transit Administration prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, sex, and disability. These protected categories are contemplated within the MBTA Title VI Program consistent with federal interpretation and administration. Additionally, the MBTA provides meaningful access to its programs, services, and activities to individuals with limited English proficiency, in compliance with US Department of Transportation policy and guidance on federal Executive Order 13166.

State Nondiscrimination Protections

The MBTA also complies with the Massachusetts Public Accommodation Law, M.G.L. c 272 §§ 92a, 98, 98a, prohibiting making any distinction, discrimination, or restriction in admission to or treatment in a place of public accommodation based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or ancestry. Likewise, the MBTA complies with the Governor's Executive Order 526, section 4 requiring all programs, activities, and services provided, performed, licensed, chartered, funded, regulated, or contracted for by the state shall be conducted without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, disability, veteran's status (including Vietnam-era veterans), or background.

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Request Information

To request additional information regarding Title VI and related federal and state nondiscrimination obligations, please contact:

MBTA Office of Diversity and Civil Rights
Title VI Unit
10 Park Plaza, Suite 3800
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 857-368-8580
Fax: 617-222-3263
TTY: 711

File a Complaint

If your civil rights have been violated, you can file a complaint with the MBTA Office of Diversity and Civil Rights.

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The MBTA offers various services (such as translation assistance and interpretation) to customers in a range of languages.

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MBTA Title VI Triennial Reports


2020 Title VI Report