Diversity

GoTransit is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace that embraces diversity. Our mission is to be an inclusive workplace that reflects our community within all levels of the organization. We respect and value individual differences and encourage all employees to reach their maximum potential.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy Statement

GoTransit is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer which complies with applicable federal and state laws.
As a matter of principle, the agency does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, or any other reason prohibited by law. The EEO policy is applicable to all aspects of the employment relationship including recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, assignments, promotions, transfers, discipline, and the implementation of all related policies and procedures.

Further underscoring this policy commitment, GoTransit’s EEO Program includes an Affirmative Action Plan aimed at achieving and valuing diversity in the workforce, including the establishment of goals and timetables in order to overcome the effects of past discrimination on minorities and women. Triangle Transit also makes reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and for religious observances to the extent such accommodations do not create undue hardships upon the general operations of the agency.
The EEO Program represents the importance and value of each employee or applicant for employment. Any person subjected to behavior in violation of this policy is encouraged to report such action immediately to Sylvester Goodwin, Director of DBE/EEO. All complaints will be treated seriously, investigated and resolved immediately based upon the principle and practice that Triangle Transit values every employee and applicant.
 
All Go Transit managers and supervisors share in this responsibility and will be assigned specific tasks to assure that compliance is achieved.
All applicants and employees have the right to file complaints alleging discrimination with the appropriate official(s).
Performance by managers and supervisors will be evaluated on the success of the EEO program the same way as their performance is evaluated on other agency’s goals.
The successful achievement of EEO goals will provide positive benefits to Triangle Transit. These benefits include greater utilization and development of previously underutilized human resources which are reflective of the labor market in the community that we serve.
 

David D. King, General Manager

February 4, 2010
DBE Program Policy Statement
GoTransit shall not discriminate in any manner on the basis of race, color, sex or national origin, and shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE’s) have the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of contracts financed, in whole or in part, with financial assistance from the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), acting through such agencies as the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Triangle Transit shall implement this DBE Program in accordance with Part 26 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations entitled “Participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Department of Transportation Programs.”

The objectives of Triangle Transit’s DBE Program are:

  •  To ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts;
  •  To ensure that the DBE program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws;
  •  To ensure that only firms fully meeting the eligibility requirements of the DBE program are permitted to participate;
  •  To help create a level playing field on which DBEs can fairly compete for DOT-assisted contracts;
  •  To help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in DOT-assisted contracts;
  •  To help and assist in the development of firms that can compete successfully in the marketplace outside of the DBE program; and
  •  To provide appropriate flexibility to establish and provide DBEs opportunities to participate in DOT-assisted contracts in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
These objectives will be implemented through Triangle Transit’s DBE Program utilizing race-neutral measures to the maximum extent feasible.

Federal Fiscal Year 2013-2015 DBE Goal

GoTransit announces a proposed overall goal of 8.4% for the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) in U.S. Department of Transportation assisted contracts until the end of the federal FY 2013-2015 (October 1, 2012-September 30, 2015).
GoTransit’s next DBE goal submission is due to the FTA on August 1, 2015, and will cover federal fiscal years 2016, 2017, and, 2018.

Contact

All questions and/or comments about Triangle Transit’s EEO/DBE Program and persons or firms interested in becoming certified as a DBE should contact Sylvester Goodwin, EEO/DBE Director at (919) 485-7518 or by email.

The NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) serves as the certifying agency for all DBEs seeking work on Triangle Transit contracts.
The NCDOT’s Unified Certification Program, (UCP) is a “one-stop shopping” certification procedure that will eliminate the need for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms to obtain certification from multiple agencies within the state. The firm can now apply one time with the NCDOT, and if approved, that certification is shared by all other federal recipients in the state, including Triangle Transit.
Firms must apply for certification as a DBE to NCDOT by completing the UCP application located on the NCDOT’s Web site. Detailed instructions on how to become certified as a DBE under the UCP are listed on the site.
 
The NCDOT maintains a unified DBE directory that will contain all firms certified by the UCP, the information required by 49 CFR Part 26.31, and make it available to the public electronically, on the internet as well as in print.
 
 

Title VI

 
Limited English Proficiency
To obtain a copy of Triangle Transit’s Limited English Proficiency Plan please contact Sylvester Goodwin, EEO/DBE Director at (919) 485-7518 or by email.