Thursday, February 2, 2023
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg today announced 19 members to serve on the Anti-Discrimination Subcommittee, a subcommittee of the Aviation Consumer Protection Advisory Committee (ACPAC). The Anti-Discrimination Subcommittee will review airlines’ policies, procedures, and practices to prevent discrimination against air travelers based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, ancestry, gender, identity and sexual orientation. It will also provide recommendations to the ACPAC on best practices related to airline training programs and other practices or actions that can be taken by DOT, airlines, and others to prevent discrimination in air transportation. In selecting the Subcommittee members, the Secretary focused on ensuring the individuals: (1) represent a significant stakeholder group; (2) bring essential knowledge, expertise, or experience regarding discrimination matters; (3) comprise a balanced array of representative and expert stakeholders; and (4) are willing and able to attend meetings and contribute constructively to policy development. The Subcommittee members selected by the Secretary are identified here.