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CAMPO, JeffTran anti-discrimination plan headed to council

by Cameron Gerber | March 16, 2023 at 4:01 a.m.
Jefferson City residents transfer between JeffTran buses at the Miller Street station.

A city nondiscrimination plan is set to go before the Jefferson City Council on Monday, though there won't be any new public comments attached to the draft.

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) and JeffTran are presenting a joint Title 6 program, an outline of their nondiscrimination efforts which is required for agencies making use of federal funding.

The requirement keeps agencies in compliance with Title 6 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987.

"Jefferson City is committed to the policy that no person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity on the grounds of race, color, or national origin," the program reads.

The programs must be updated every three years, and CAMPO is on track for its triannual renewal while JeffTran fell slightly behind amid a leadership change last year. Katrina Williams, a planner for agencies, said the timeline worked out to consolidate the programs into a single plan.

While a public comment hearing Wednesday didn't yield any new input from the community, the last opportunity for public comments isn't until a hearing before the council during Monday's meeting.

The council will hold its own public comment period during the meeting, after which it will be adopted if there are no further substantial changes. It will then be submitted to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

Williams said the program draft was largely unchanged from prior versions, though it does include slight changes to some of the city's forms and a larger focus on translating forms and documents into Spanish to accommodate the area's largest non-English speaking population.

The council meeting is set for 6 p.m. Monday in the council chambers. The plan draft can be viewed online at

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