Opportunity Inc. coordinates with other agencies in the community to provide transportation services for individuals with disabilities and the elderly in the community. Each of the agencies below can be contacted for information:
  • Metro Ride – 715-842-9287 Marathon County Accessible Public Transportation
  • WATS – 715-842-9287 Public Paratransit Service
  • Marathon County Transportation Program (MCTP) – 715-841-5101 or 715-848-4555 “Public transportation for persons over 60 or persons with disabilities. Access to this service is limited to persons whose physical or mental disability prevents them from riding Metro Ride buses or the WATS Paratransit Service.”
  • United Way 211 – “Information and referral service, available 24/7, for health and human service needs”, which includes transportation options for elderly and disabled: call 211.
Otherwise, to ask questions or to get more information about the transportation services specifically provided by Opportunity Inc. call (715) 824-8700 ext.1019.
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[Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq. ]

Overview of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title VI, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq., was enacted as part of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. As President John F. Kennedy said in 1963: Simple justice requires that public funds, to which all taxpayers of all races [colors, and national origins] contribute, not be spent in any fashion which encourages, entrenches, subsidizes or results in racial [color or national origin] discrimination. If a recipient of federal assistance is found to have discriminated and voluntary compliance cannot be achieved, the federal agency providing the assistance should either initiate fund termination proceedings or refer the matter to the Department of Justice for appropriate legal action. Aggrieved individuals may file administrative complaints with the federal agency that provides funds to a recipient, or the individuals may file suit for appropriate relief in federal court. Title VI itself prohibits intentional discrimination. However, most funding agencies have regulations implementing Title VI that prohibit recipient practices that have the effect of discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin. To assist federal agencies that provide financial assistance, the wide variety of recipients that receive such assistance, and the actual and potential beneficiaries of programs receiving federal assistance, the U.S. Department of Justice has published a Title VI Legal Manual. The Title VI Legal Manual sets out Title VI legal principles and standards. Additionally, the Department has published an Investigation Procedures Manual to give practical advice on how to investigate Title VI complaints. Also available on the Federal Coordination and Compliance Website are a host of other materials that may be helpful to those interested in ensuring effective enforcement of Title VI.