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King County Ferry District

On April 30, 2007, The Metropolitan King County Council created the King County Ferry District to expand transportation options for county residents by enabling potential operation of passenger-only ferry service to various parts of the county, including service to Vashon Island, the Eastside, and South Puget Sound. All nine members of the Council sit as the District's Board of Supervisors.

Current role

The District supports operation of Vashon-Seattle passenger-only ferries and year-round Elliott Bay Water Taxi service; conducts feasibility studies of future routes; and is establishing a modest capital fund for better boats and dock facilities.

Funding

Under legislative authority to counties provided by the state in 2003, local ferry districts receive funding for operations through a property tax levy. The King County Ferry District will refine costs and schedules in anticipation of setting a rate later in the year sufficient to provide the services decided upon.

State and federal funds have already been allocated to construct new dock facilities in West Seattle and Vashon. The proceeds from the sale of the state’s current passenger-only ferries have also been pledged to the King County Ferry District because it has assumed financial responsibility for the Vashon-Seattle service.

Title VI compliance

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states:

“No person in the United States shall, on the grounds 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.

King County Ferry District Title VI Policy Statement

King County Ferry District assures that no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, and the Civil Right Restoration Act of 1987 (P.L. 100.259) be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

The District further assures every effort will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether those programs and activities are federally funded or not.

In the event King County Ferry District distributes federal aid funds to another governmental entity or other sub-recipient, the District will include Title VI language in all written agreements and will monitor for compliance.

King County’s Office of the Title VI Coordinator is responsible for initiating and monitoring Title VI activities, preparing required reports and other King County Ferry District responsibilities as required by 23 CFR 200 and 49 CFR 21.

Filing a Title VI Complaint

Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint with the King County Ferry District.  Any such complaint must be in writing and filed with the King County Title VI Coordinator within one hundred eighty (180) days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. Title VI Discrimination Complaint Forms may be obtained from the King County’s Office of the Title VI Coordinator at no cost to the complainant by calling 206-296-7592.

 

 

 

Cumplimiento con el Título VI

El Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Humanos de 1964 establece:

“Ninguna persona en los Estados Unidos, por motivo de su raza, color u origen nacional, podrá ser excluida de la participación o de la recepción de beneficios en cualquier programa o actividad que reciba asistencia financiera Federal, ni estar sujeta a discriminación en cualquiera de los programas arriba mencionados.

Declaración de la Norma del Título VI de King County Ferry District

King County Ferry District asegura que ninguna persona, por motivo de su raza, color, origen nacional o sexo, tal como lo dispone el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Humanos de 1964 con sus enmiendas y la Ley de Restauración de Derechos Civiles de 1987 (P.L. 100.259), se vea excluida de participar, o privada de los beneficios o de cualquier otra manera sujeta a discriminación con respecto a cualquier programa o actividad que recibe asistencia financiera Federal.

El Distrito garantiza además que se harán todos los esfuerzos necesarios para asegurar la ausencia de discriminación en todos sus programas y actividades, ya sea que dichos programas reciban o no fondos federales.

En caso de que King County Ferry District distribuya fondos de ayuda federal a otra entidad gubernamental o a otro sub-beneficiario, el Distrito incluirá disposiciones relativas al Título VI en todos los acuerdos escritos y supervisará el cumplimiento de tales disposiciones.

La Oficina del Coordinador del Título VI para el Condado de King es responsable de la iniciación y supervisión de actividades del Título VI, la preparación de los informes requeridos y otras responsabilidades de King County Ferry District según lo dispuesto en 23 CFR 200 y 49 CFR 21.

Presentación de Reclamos Relacionados con el Encabezado VI

Cualquier persona que considere que ha resultado agraviada por una práctica discriminatoria ilegal bajo el Título VI tiene derecho a presentar un reclamo formal ante King County Ferry District. Todo reclamo de esta naturaleza debe ser efectuado por escrito y presentado al Coordinador del Título VI para el Condado de King dentro de los ciento ochenta (180) días subsiguientes a la fecha en que se afirma que ocurrió la práctica discriminatoria. Los Formularios de Reclamo de Discriminación bajo el Título VI pueden solicitarse sin costo para el reclamante llamando a la Oficina del Coordinador del Encabezado VI para el Condado de King al 206-296-7592.