COAST is committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion, and fostering an environment that provides opportunity to everyone. Click on the links below for more information about each of COAST's civil rights programs.
Title VI Program
COAST operates its services and programs without regard to race, color, national origin or any other characteristic protected by law including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and as a recipient of federal funding under the programs of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT), COAST has an obligation to ensure that:
- The benefits of its bus services are shared equitably throughout the service area;
- The level and quality of bus services are sufficient to provide equal access to all riders in its service area;
- No one is precluded from participating in COAST's service planning and development process;
- Decisions regarding service changes or facility locations are made without regard to race, color or national origin and that the development benefitting a community as a whole not be unjustifiably purchased through the disproportionate allocation of its adverse environmental and health burdens on the community's minority population; and
- A program is in place for correcting any discrimination, whether intentional or unintentional.
For more information on COAST's Civil Rights policies and programs please contact:
Director of HR & Compliance
42 Sumner Drive
Dover, NH 03820
(603) 743-5777, Ext. 106
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program
COAST's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program demonstrates our continued commitment to the success of minority and women-owned businesses by promoting contracting opportunities to DBEs within transit.
COAST has established a DBE program in accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) 49 CFR Part 26. A DBE is a for-profit small business where socially and economically disadvantaged individuals own at least a 51% interest and also control management and daily business operations.
It is COAST's policy to ensure that DBEs have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in Department of Transportation (DOT)-assisted contracts.
It is also COAST's policy:
- To ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts;
- To create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts;
- To ensure the DBE Program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable law;
- To ensure that only firms that fully meet the eligibility standards are permitted to participate as DBEs;
- To help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in DOT-assisted contracts; and
- To assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the marketplace outside the DBE Program.
Equal Employment Opportunity Program
COAST is committed to meeting the diverse needs of the community while exceeding customer expectations in a cost-effective manner. COAST employees are professional, knowledgeable, and proud to serve our customers. In the exercise of our Mission we are committed to equal employment opportunities throughout our organization.
Reasonable Accommodation for Passengers
COAST will make reasonable modification/accommodation to policies, practices, and procedures to avoid discrimination and ensure that our programs are accessible to individuals with disabilities.
To make a Reasonable Modification Request, please contact:
Michael Williams, Director of Operations
Telephone: (603) 743-5777, Ext. 101
E-mail: mwilliams [at] coastbus.org
Requests may also be reviewed by the following COAST staff: Operations Supervisors, Director of Human Resources & Compliance.
For more information, please see the full Reasonable Modification Policy & Procedures.