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Notice #: 0000784457-01
Public Hearings


The City and County of Honolulu, Department of Transportation Services (DTS) will hold a public hearing to receive testimony on the Public Transit Division (PTD)
Title VI Program for TheBus and TheHandi-Van.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability. As a recipient of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) federal financial assistance, DTS-PTD must ensure that the level and quality of public transit service is provided in a nondiscriminatory manner. Every 3 years, DTS-PTD is required to report to FTA how it is meeting its Title VI obligations.

DTS-PTD is in the process of completing its report on the Title VI Program for public transit. The draft report includes information on:
• The statistical basis for DTS-PTD’s determination that the City’s public transit services, programs, and activities are equally available to all persons, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability;
• The procedures for receiving and addressing Title VI discrimination complaints;
• The process used by DTS-PTD to communicate with and obtain input from the public concerning public transit programs, projects, planning, services, and funding; and
• DTS-PTD’s Language Access Plan, which describes how information on public transit services and programs is provided to persons with limited English proficiency.

All questions and comments will be included in the final draft report which will be submitted to the Transportation Commission and City council for review in
October 2015 and then be transmitted to FTA in December 2015.

A public hearing will be held in accordance with the following schedule:

Date: September 1, 2015
Place: Hearings Room
Mission Memorial Building
550 S. King Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Copies of the proposed Title VI Program available for review at the address below, or can be emailed to any interested person who requests copies from the Department of Transportation Services, or are available online at

Department of Transportation Services
Fasi Municipal Building
650 S. King Street, 3rd Floor
Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 768-8374
Fax: (808) 768-4954

All interested persons are invited to express their views on this matter. Persons wishing to speak at the public hearing are asked to sign up on the day of the hearing and provide a written copy of the statement presented.

Written testimony will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at the above address. Any person requiring a special accommodation (i.e. large print materials, sign language interpreter) is asked to call Yoko Tomita of the DTS
at 768-8374, by Monday, August 17, 2015.

Michael D. Formby, Director
Department of Transportation Services
City and County of Honolulu
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