Civil Rights at CDOT

The mission of CDOT's Statewide Civil Rights Team is to promote equal access to and participation in CDOT programs and activities.


The Civil Rights is part of the CDOT Office of Environmental Justice & Equity. The office is located in Denver at CDOT Headquarters (HQ) and collaborates with Region Civil Rights Offices throughout the state to foster equality in CDOT’s transportation contracting processes.

Core Services of CDOT's Statewide Civil Rights Team

  1. Promote access to facilities and services for persons with disabilities. (ADA Title II)
  2. Ensure equal employment opportunity and labor compliance on federally-assisted highway construction contracts. (Contract Compliance)
  3. Promote equal treatment of and access for all individuals to CDOT programs and activities. (Title VI)
  4. Facilitate the participation of small businesses on CDOT transportation projects. (DBE & ESB Programs)
  5. Determine the eligibility of firms to participate in U.S. Department of Transportation's DBE Program and CDOT's ESB Program. (DBE & ESB Certification)

The CRBRC is responsible for program development and quality assurance of the administration of those programs on CDOT design and construction contracts. The Region Civil Rights Offices provide boots-on-the-ground program administration support to contractors and consultants, and are the first point of contact for project-level questions, concerns, and assistance.


CDOT shall make reasonable modifications to policies, practices, and procedures in an effort to ensure CDOT programs are accessible to individuals with disabilities and to ensure nondiscrimination against persons with disabilities. For more information on how to request a reasonable modification please contact the Office of Environmental Justice & Equity, Civil Rights Division, at [email protected].

Available Accessibility Resources

  • Access for the Visually and Hearing Impaired: Dial 711 or (800) 659-3656 to reach Relay Colorado. Relay Colorado is a free service that provides full telephone access to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or speech-disabled.
  • Locations & Facilities: CDOT strives to provide services and hold meetings in locations accessible to people with disabilities. Contact the Office of Environmental Justice & Equity at [email protected] to make an accommodation request.
  • Pedestrian Right-of-Way: Request installation of a curb ramp or accessible pedestrian push button. Complete the appropriate form and return to the Civil Rights & Business Resource Center.
  • Interpretation & Translation Services: CDOT provides reasonable language assistance free of charge upon request. Contact the Office of Environmental Justice & Equity at [email protected] for translation or interpretation requests related to any CDOT public meeting or service.
  • Note to CDOT Employees: Contact CDOT’s Employee Relations at HQ or your Region Civil Rights Office for issues involving ADA workplace accommodations and other employment issues.