HOW THE LAW TO PREVENT DISCRIMINATION AND ENCOURAGE MINORITY PARTICIPATION IN RAILROAD ACTIVITIES IS BEING IMPLEMENTED

The Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976 provides that no person shall be discriminated against in any program or activity funded through financial assistance under the act. The Federal Railroad Administration is responsible for carrying out these provisions. The act also directed the establishment of a minority resource center to help minority-owned businesses participate in the business generated from maintaining, rehabilitating, restructuring, improving, and revitalizing the Nation's railroads. This report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Transportation, House Committee on Appropriations, and Congressman Bennett M. Stewart concludes that the Federal Railroad Administration has not adequately implemented the nondiscrimination provisions of the act. For example, financial assistance was granted to a number of recipients before the required affirmative action plans were approved, and some plans still have not been approved. The Administration also has not systematically monitored recipients' program toward established goals. The Administration has initiated actions which can improve its effectiveness.

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  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 69 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322648
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CED-80-55
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 11 1980 12:00AM