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Office of Civil Rights

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The Office of Civil Rights provides advice and assistance to FRA senior management and other FRA officials and employees on all matters relating to:  civil rights, to include Americans with Disability Act of 1990 (ADA), equal employment opportunity (EEO), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE).

FRA's mission includes: 

  • ensuring non-discriminatory, equitable, accessible and safe inter-city rail transportation for all people, including individuals with disabilities,

  • non-discriminatory use of Federal funds by recipients of FRA assistance, including their sub-recipients and contractors. 

FRA conducts compliance reviews and assessments to determine if the recipient’s required efforts under Title VI (including aspects of Environmental Justice (EJ) and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and DBE) and ADA requirements are in compliance as represented to the FRA.