Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activites receiving Federal financial assistance. Specifically, Title VI provides that ‘no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation, be denied the beneifts, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance” (42 U.S.C Section 2000d).
The Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority (COTA) does not discriminate on the bases of disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services, or activities. The Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority does not discriminate on the bases of disability in its hiring or employment practices.
This notice is provided as required by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended.
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Today, about 1,600 residents of the CNMI are military veterans with many more returning home. Many of these local heroes and their families need reliable, affordable and accessible transportation choices to get to work and school, visit family and friends, and receive medical care and community services.
Obviously, without transportation, veterans may find it difficult to meet the challenges of returning to civilian life. Understanding the needs of veterans and their family members, COTA is now working to insure that every veteran and their families have a dignified and dedicated means of transportation for daily and special travel.
Transportation matters, both for relatively young veterans as well as for older veterans. For many veterans of all ages, transportation to work, school, medical appointments, shopping, social events or other activities has become a hardship because of a disability, illness or financial difficulties. Many no longer drive, but are more likely to need ongoing health care as they age. Increasing numbers of heroes are returning home and need access to jobs, training, social services, and mental health care and social activities. Reliable, affordable and accessible transportation is critical to meeting these needs.
Commonwealth Public Transportation Advisory Board (CPTAB). CPTAB is comprised of representatives from Saipan, Rota, Tinian and Northern Islands. The board has the authority and primary responsibility to conduct reviews related to transit activities and advise the Special Assistant for Public Transportation (Executive Body) on appropriate measures to be taken for the overall planning direction of the region.
The purpose of the Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan is to improve transportation options for older adults, individuals with disabilities, and persons with low incomes through improved coordination of all publicly funded transportation in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).