Title VI and Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (P.L. 100.259), the Orange County Department of Planning (OCDP) and the Orange County Transportation Council (OCTC) have been active in working to assure that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, sex, age, disability or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity.
To that end, OCTC has, as recently as 2012, updated its Operating Procedures, specifically the participation plan within those Operating Procedures to meet the requirement of the aforementioned legislation.
Please visit this page to read the OCTC Operating Procedures.
Further, community based organizations that represent minorities/disadvantaged individuals are made aware of the planning process and offered the opportunity to provide input under the Coordinated Public Transit Human Services Plan (CPTHSTP), and more recently in the Newburgh Area Transportation and Land Use Study, which was completed in 2012.
Please visit this page to read more about the CPTHSTP.
For the Newburgh Area Study, extensive advertising was used as well as posting of notices for the larger public meetings and workshops, such as the Broadway streetscape design workshop where notices were hand-delivered and posted along the Broadway corridor in the City of Newburgh. Planning staff met with the community group “Community Voices Heard” on May 4, 2011 and again on August 24, 2011 regarding the transit planning initiative in the Newburgh area. Planning staff also coordinate from time to time with the Orange Sullivan County(s) Employment Alliance Network (OSCEAN), which includes various non-profit and government agencies including the OC Employment and Training Administration, Independent Living, Occupations, AHRC, and the New York State Department of Labor.
Please visit this page for more information about the Newburgh Area Transportation and Land Use Study.
General OCTC meeting announcements are presently only in English. Special planning initiatives in areas with large LEP populations may be made available in languages other than English, such as for various meetings of the Newburgh Area Transportation and Land Use Study. See the attached Newburgh Study meeting announcement in Spanish. The Orange County Transit Guide is printed in both English and Spanish. See the attached Spanish language version of the Transit Guide.
Newburgh Area Transportation and Land Use Study – Flyer – Spanish (Español)
Transit Orange – Guide in Spanish (Español)
Below, please find in PDF form, the Title VI Plan and Policy Statement, as well as the Title VI Complaint Procedures and Forms, which are available in both English and Spanish. These documents detail the process and procedure for submitting a complaint.
Title VI Plan
Title VI Policy Statement
Title VI Complaint Procedures
Title VI Complaint Form
Procedimiento para Quejas del Titulo VI
Condado de Orange Titulo VI Formulario Queja
In general, any and all pages on the Orange County Government website, www.orangecountygov.com, are able to be translated to Spanish, using the “Select Language” button in the top-right hand corner, and selecting “Spanish.”