Office of Civil Rights

The OCR consists of the following programs:  Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) and Title VI/Environmental Justice.  The primary function of the OCR is to assure that the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is in full compliance with all related federal and State anti-discrimination laws, regulations, directives and executive orders in all its programs and activities.  Under the Office of HDOT’s Director, the OCR is the focal point for equal opportunity compliance activities and functions conducted through the multi-modal transportation divisional programs and staff offices statewide.

Mission Statement
To eliminate and remedy unlawful discrimination against individuals in HDOT’s services and activities, through civil rights programs that ensure departmental compliance with federal and state anti-discrimination laws, rules, regulations and executive orders.

To facilitate and achieve full compliance with federal and state civil rights regulations by providing technical assistance and guidance in the area of civil rights to the HDOT’s statewide multi-modal transportation divisional programs and staff offices.

OCR Staff


2019 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Pacific Civil Rights Training Conference:

You may find the respective presentations regarding:

  • ADA Requirements HERE
  • ACDBE Program Administration and Goal-Setting HERE
  • DBE Program Administration HERE
  • DBE Goal-Setting Guidance HERE
  • DBE Matchmaker System for FAA HERE
  • Title VI Requirements HERE

*PLEASE NOTE: These links will be removed after some time, but the training materials will continue to be available via the respective civil rights (ADA, DBE, Title VI) program links above.

Please review the FFY2021 National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI) Notice of Expected Opportunity HERE.