• Title VI Policy
  • Filing A Complaint

Title VI / Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

It is the policy of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (Port Authority) that no person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in the receipt of its services on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability/handicap, low income, Limited English Proficiency (LEP), or any other federally protected category as protected under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended and any other non-discrimination statutes that afford legal protection.

No person or group of persons shall be discriminated against with regard to availability or quality of Port Authority transportation services. Nor shall the availability or quality of transportation services, security, emergency services, information or assistance, fare structures, frequency of service, and access to transportation facilities provided by or directly operated by the Port Authority, be determined based on any of the categories listed above.

The Port Authority 's Title VI Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Business Diversity and Civil Rights (OBDCR). The Title VI Coordinator oversees the continued development and implementation of the Port Authority 's Title VI/Nondiscrimination Program, and reports directly to my office on civil rights matters.

The Title VI/Nondiscrimination Program is an Agency-wide commitment and all department directors, managers, and employees share the responsibility of ensuring compliance. Efforts to prevent discrimination must address each program activity and service that impacts the community, the traveling public and entities that do business with the Port Authority. Accordingly, each Department Director is responsible to plan, develop, implement and operate programs, services or activities in compliance with this Policy and the Title VI/Nondiscrimination Program. To that end, OEEP has composed an Environmental Justice Guide, and Public Affairs has developed a Public Participation Guide and a Limited English Proficiency Plan to provide guidance in ensuring compliance with this Policy.

Any person who believes that he or she has, individually or as a member of any specific class of persons, been subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or other federally protected category may file a Title VI complaint with the Port Authority, as outlined in the Port Authority’s Title VI Complaint Procedures, within 180 days of the date of the alleged discrimination. The Title VI Complaint Procedures are available from the Civil Rights Program Manager and on the Port Authority’s website at www.panynj.gov/title6 or by calling (201) 395-3937.

This Policy is available on the Port Authority’s external and internal web sites and is distributed electronically to Port Authority and PATH staff.

Patrick J. Foye
Executive Director

Date: October 1, 2015

Título VI / Declaración sobre la política de no discriminación


Filing A Complaint

Any person who believes that he/she has been subjected to discrimination may file a written complaint with the Port Authority of NY & NJ. Federal and State law require complaints be filed within one hundred eighty (180) calendar days of the last alleged incident.

The complaint will include the following information:*

  • Name, address, and telephone number of the complainant.
  • The basis of the complaint.
  • The date or dates on which the alleged discriminatory event or events occurred.
  • A description of the incident that led the complainant to feel that discrimination was a factor.
  • Names, addresses and telephone numbers of persons who may have knowledge of the event.
  • Complainant’s signature and date.
  • The person filing a complaint has the choice to file an anonymous complaint. However, we will not be able to follow-up with the complainant without the inclusion of a name in the complaint form.

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Título VI

Formulario Para Denunciar un Caso de Discriminaciόn



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