Our commitment to non-discrimination

The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) is committed to a policy of non-discrimination in the conduct of its business, including its Title VI responsibilities, and to the delivery of equitable and accessible transportation services. Any person who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination under Title VI on the basis of race, color or national origin may file a Title VI complaint with SJRRC within 180 days from the date of the alleged discrimination.


FFY 2014 – 2016 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal and Goal-setting Methodology Report 

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FFY 2017 - 2019 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal and Goal-setting Methodology Report 

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Filing a Complaint with SJRRC

Download a copy of the Title VI Complaint Form in English or Título VI Formulario de Queja en español.  A copy of the Title VI Complaint Form may also be obtained by calling 1-800-411-RAIL.  You may submit the form in person, by mail, or by email. SJRRC will provide appropriate assistance to complainants who are limited in their ability to communicate in English.

By Mail
San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission
Office of Compliance (Brian Schmidt)
949 E. Channel St
Stockton, CA 95202

By Email
brian@acerail.com


What Happens to My Title VI Complaint to SJRRC?

Once a complaint is received, it will be assigned to an investigator. In instances where additional information is needed, the investigator will contact the complainant by phone or in writing. Failure of the complainant to provide the requested information by a certain date may result in the administrative closure of the complaint or a delay in complaint resolution.

Based upon receipt of all the information required, SJRRC will investigate a Title VI complaint within 90 days of receipt. SJRRC will use its best efforts to respond to a Title VI complaint within 90 calendar days of its receipt of such complaint. Receipt of additional relevant information and/or simultaneous filing of complaint with SJRRC and an external entity may expand the timing of the complaint resolution.


Title VI Policy Statement

The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission 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 provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.

Toward this end, it is SJRRC's objective to:

  • Ensure that the level and quality of transportation service is provided without regard to race, color or national origin;
  • Identify and address, as appropriate, disproportionately high and adverse human health and environmental effects, including social and economic effects of programs and activities on minority populations and low-income populations;
  • Promote the full and fair participation of all affected populations in transportation decision making;
  • Prevent the denial, reduction or delay in benefits related to programs and activities that benefit minority populations or low-income populations; and
  • Ensure meaningful access to programs and activities by persons with limited English proficiency (LEP).

The President/CEO, management, and all employees share the responsibility for carrying out SJRRC's commitment to Title VI. The Title VI staff is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the program and receives and investigates Title VI complaints that come through the complaint procedures process.
 

DBE Policy Statement  (§§26.1, 26.23)

The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26.  The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission has received Federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation, and as a condition of receiving this assistance, the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.
 
It is the policy of the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission to ensure that DBEs, as defined in part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT-assisted contracts.  It is also our policy –
 
1.      To ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT assisted contracts;
2.      To create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for DOT assisted contracts;
3.      To ensure that the DBE Program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable law;
4.      To ensure that only firms that fully meet 49 CFR Part 26 eligibility standards are permitted to participate as DBEs; and
5.      To help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in DOT assisted contracts

For additional information on SJRRC's nondiscrimination obligations, please contact:

San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission
949 E. Channel St.
Stockton, CA 95202
Phone: 1-800-411-RAIL
Email: brian@acerail.com