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Civil Rights Requirements for FTA Sub recipients

The Office of Mobility & Public Transit (OMPT) is the ODOT division responsible for managing funds from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). These funds are used for the planning, development, operation, and integration of transit and rail into the statewide transportation system. The Contract Compliance Division works with the OMPT to implement and monitor compliance with FTA's civil rights requirements. 

FTA DBE Program Manual


Title VI Information

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people from discrimination based on race, color or national origin in programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title VI states that:

No person in the United States shall, on the ground 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.

Title VI Plan - Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

Recipient Checklist

Sub recipients must develop a Title VI program that complies with  FTA Circular 4702.1B, “Title VI Requirements and Guidelines for Federal Transit Administration Recipients.” For questions, contact Katrina Fire, Title VI Coordinator at  For more information, click here.


The Americans with Disabilities

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) is committed to ensuring that Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recipients comply with The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, including 49 CFR Parts 27, 37, 38, & 39. Transportation entities are required to make reasonable modifications/accommodations to policies, practices, and procedures to avoid discrimination and ensure that their programs are accessible to individuals with disabilities.

For questions, contact Chris Thompson, ADA/504/508 Coordinator at  For more information, click here.


Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

ODOT's overall goal for DBE participation in DOT-assisted opportunities with Federal Transit Administration is 3.4% (Race Conscious 3.1%; Race Neutral 0.3%). 

·         APPROVED DBE Goal Methodology (FTA) - Federal Fiscal Years 2023, 2024 & 2025

·         DBE/ACDBE Certification

·         Guidelines for Determining DBE goals on Projects/Solicitations

·         RFP_Civil_Rights_Template

Good Faith Efforts

Bidders must make good-faith effort to meet the contract Disadvantaged Business Enterprise goal to be awarded a federally funded contract. For more information, click here.


DBE and ACDBE Certification Procedures During COVID-19 Public health emergency

These are memorandums provided by USDOT for procedures during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Hankins, DBELO at

12/23/2021 - Original Memorandum

12/23/2021 - Supplemental Guidance Memorandum


Related Topics

DBE: Certified Directory Database

DBE Program Manual


Last Modified on Feb 28, 2024
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