Civil Rights/Title VI

PACTS is committed to complying with all federal and Maine civil rights laws and policies. PACTS maintains a Civil Rights Plan that covers responsibilities and goals related to Title VI, Environmental Justice, and other non-discrimination mandates. Each year, the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) requires an updated goals and accomplishments report.

Important Links:

Filing a Complaint:

Any person who believes they were subjected to discrimination based on race, color, national origin, limited English proficiency, sex, age, or disability has a right to file a complaint within 180 days of the alleged discrimination. Click here to file a complaint.

Programs to Support Civil Rights

PACTS administers several programs to ensure that protected populations have equal access to the benefits of, and participation in, the MPO’s transportation-planning process, free from discrimination.

Mobility For All Program

This program involves a broad range of community members and organizations in improving transportation access for people with barriers. Mobility For All initiatives use inclusive practices to engage older adults, people with disabilities, people of color, and other underserved communities in transportation planning and decision-making.

Public Involvement Program

The Public Involvement Program provides avenues through which all residents, including protected populations, can participate in PACTS transportation-planning and decision-making process.

Access to PACTS-sponsored Meetings

Locations for all PACTS-sponsored meetings are accessible to people with disabilities and are near public transportation whenever possible. Upon request (two weeks in advance), every effort will be made to provide accommodations such as assistive-listening devices, materials in accessible formats and in languages other than English, and interpreters in American Sign Language and non-English languages. Please contact Zoe Miller for more information.

For Additional Information

PACTS also has a brochure available that includes the information from this webpage.

To request printed brochures, information in another language, or for additional information regarding Title VI, please contact: Zoe Miller, GPCOG Director of Community Engagement/Title VI Coordinator, 207-774-9891 x227 zmiller@gpcog.org