Civil Rights Division
Civil Rights Division
The Civil Rights Division ensures that RTD upholds the civil rights of the agency's employees and customers. Working across agency departments and with diverse community partners, together we proactively pursue fairness, inclusion and equal opportunities in employment and small business development while also striving to provide historically underrepresented communities with equal access to public transit services and programs. Additionally, the Civil Rights Division enforces federal, state and local laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability and other protected characteristics both for the agency’s employees and its customers. In sum, our mission is to support RTD in making lives better through connections by working towards diversity, equity, inclusion, equal opportunity and belonging.
The Civil Rights Division is comprised of four offices: the Americans with Disabilities Act Office, the Small Business Opportunity Office, the Equal Employment Opportunity Office and the Transit Equity Office.
Offices in the Civil Rights Division
Colorado Proud: Honoring Latina leader and lifelong public servant Rosemary RodriguezRTD salutes Rosemary Rodriguez, a longtime RTD customer and Colorado Latina leader who continues to make a positive impact through her dedication to community and civic service.
RTD celebrates 59th anniversary of the Civil Rights ActOn July 2, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act. The law prohibited discrimination in public places, mandated the integration of schools and other public facilities, and made employment discrimination illegal.
Intergovernmental agreement breaks barriers for commuting Denver International Airport employeesDenver City Council approved an agreement between Denver International Airport (DEN) and the Regional Transportation District (RTD) to provide the lowest EcoPass rate for all concessionaire (shop and restaurant) employees at DEN.
RTD to support PrideFest parade and 5K race this weekend with additional capacity on light rail service to downtownTo accommodate PrideFest events this weekend, RTD will add extra train cars to D, E, H and W light rail lines. The festival is not expected to impact rail service, but multiple bus routes will need to detour to accommodate the events.
Colorado Proud: RTD celebrates AAPI leader Fran Campbell
Colorado Proud: Honoring Susanne E. Jalbert, Ph.D., global activistAt RTD, we celebrate powerful women who are making an impact in Colorado and across the globe. Jalbert is a gender equity advocate, an economic development activist and a women’s rights political strategist.
Colorado Proud: Honoring African American Omar D. Blair for his lifetime of service to the community, state and countryRTD salutes Tuskegee Airman and first African American president of the Denver Board of Education Omar D. Blair, a passionate advocate for the Denver African American community.
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Federal legislation, executive orders, state laws and other acts of authority form the backbone of the Civil Rights Division, including (but not limited to):
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
The ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities, guaranteeing equal employment opportunities as well as access to public information and facilities.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Title VI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin (including language) under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Title VII protects employees and job applicants from discriminatory practices by prohibiting employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin.