Civil Rights

Title VI: Nondiscrimination Program

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the main legal authority for the Arizona Department of Transportation's external nondiscrimination programs. Title VI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex or national origin in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance. Once an agency accepts federal funds, all of its programs and activities are covered, regardless of their funding source. Related statutes and presidential executive orders under the umbrella of Title VI address environmental justice (EJ) in minority and low-income populations and services to those individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP), women and the disabled.

What Does This Mean?

ADOT cannot, on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability or income status either directly or through contractual means, do any of these actions:

  • Deny program services, aids or benefits.
  • Provide a different service, aid or benefit, or provide them in a manner different from what is provided to others.
  • Segregate or separately treat individuals in any matter related to the receipt of any service, aid or benefit.
  • Deny an opportunity to participate as a member of a planning, advisory or similar body that is an integral part of the program.

Any federal financial aid subrecipient, such as a metropolitan-planning organization, local government or grantee, is required to administer its program and activities without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, economic status or limited English proficiency.

How Is Title VI Enforced?
  • Conducting internal and external compliance reviews
  • Conducting Title VI Program Implementation training to staff, suppliers, vendors, contractors, local governments and other ADOT subrecipients of federal funds
  • Developing Title VI compliance information for internal and external dissemination
  • Processing the disposition of Title VI complaints received by ADOT
  • Providing technical support to subrecipients developing their Title VI Program
  • Approving subrecipients' Title VI Policy, Assurances and Plan
Contact Us

Lucy Schrader
ADA / Title VI Nondiscrimination Program Coordinator

Felicia Beltran
Title VI Nondiscrimination Program Manager

Mary Bermudez
Civil Rights Compliance Specialist

Joanna Lucero
Civil Rights Compliance Specialist 

Monica Rutherford
Civil Rights Compliance Specialist

Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at 602.712.8946 or at Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.
  • De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles al 602.712.8946 o en Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.