Accessibility and Civil Rights


Statement of Policy

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities 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 in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

The Atlanta-region Transit Link Authority (ATL) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its services on the basis of race, color, or national origin, as protected by Title VI.

ATL’s subrecipients and contractors are required to ensure nondiscrimination in all aspects of their program activities.

Filing a Discrimination Complaint
Any person who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination or retaliation based on their race, color, or national origin may file a Title VI complaint. Complaints may be filed directly to ATL or to the Federal Funding Agency. Complaints must be filed in writing and signed by the complainant or a representative and should include the complainant’s name, address, and telephone number or other means by which the complainant can be contacted.

Click here to access a Complaint Form.

To file a written complaint through mail or e-mail, please address your complaint to the following address:

ATL Civil Rights Officer
Atlanta-region Transit Link Authority.
245 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 893-2100
[email protected]

Title VI Program Coordinator
Federal Transit Administration
East Building, 5th Floor-TCR
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590
(888) 446-4511

For more information on the ATL’s civil rights program, please contact the ATL Title VI line at (404) 893-2100 and/or review the ATL’s Title VI Program.

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Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program


ATL hereby announces its fiscal years 2021 through 2023 goal of 9.62% for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation in Federal Transit Administration assisted contracts. The proposed goals and rationale are available for inspection between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority, 245 Peachtree Center Avenue NE, Suite 2300, Atlanta, GA 30303.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact:

Cathy Gesick
ATL Civil Rights Officer
Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority
245 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Suite 2300
Atlanta, GA 30303


Federal Transit Administration
FTA Region IV Civil Rights Officer
230 Peachtree St, NW
Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30303

Contract Goals

ATL will use contract goals to meet any portion of the overall goal that ATL does not project being able to meet using Race Neutral (RN) means.  Contract goals are established so that, over the period to which the overall goal applies, they will cumulatively result in meeting any portion of the ATL’s overall goal that is not projected to be met through the use of RN means.

ATL will establish contract goals only on those Federal Transit Administration assisted contracts that have subcontracting possibilities.  ATL need not establish a contract goal on every such contract, and the size of the contract goals will be adapted to the circumstances of each such contract (e.g., type and location of work and availability of DBEs to perform the particular type of work).

ATL will express its contract goals as a percentage of the total amount of a Federal Transit Administration assisted contract.


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