Title VI Compliance
Title VI Public Notice
All services, routes and accommodation on Miami County Public Transit (MCPT) are offered without regard to race, color, or national origin, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you feel you have been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, or national origin in the services offered by MCPT, you have the right to submit a complaint to the MCPT management and/or Federal Transit Administration. For more information call MCPT at (937) 440-5488.
These procedures apply to all complaints filed under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and all related statutes, relating to any program or activity administered by MCPT or its subrecipients, consultants, and/or contractors. Intimidation or retaliation of any kind is prohibited by law.
These procedures do not deny the right of the complainant to file formal complaints with other state or federal agencies, or to seek private counsel for complaints alleging discrimination. These procedures are part of an administrative process that does not provide for remedies that include punitive damages or compensatory remuneration for the complainant.
Every effort will be made to obtain early resolution of complaints at the lowest level possible. The option of informal mediation meeting(s) between the affected parties and the MCPT may be utilized for resolution, at any stage of the process. The Title VI Coordinator will make every effort to pursue a resolution to the complaint. Any individual, group of individuals or entity that believes they have been subjected to discrimination prohibited under Title VI and related statutes may file a written complaint to the following address:
Title VI Coordinator
Miami County Public Transit
201 West Main Street
Troy, OH 45373-2984
The following measures will be taken to resolve Title VI complaints:
1.) A formal complaint must be filed within 180 days of the alleged occurrence. Complaints shall be in writing and signed by the individual or his/her representative, and will include the complainant's name, address and telephone number; name of alleged discriminating official, basis of complaint (race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age), and the date of alleged act(s). A statement detailing the facts and circumstances of the alleged discrimination must accompany all complaints.
2.) In the case where a complainant is unable or incapable of providing a written statement, a verbal complaint of discrimination may be made to the MCPT Title VI Coordinator. Under these circumstances, the complainant will be interviewed, and the MCPT Title VI Coordinator will assist the complainant in converting the verbal allegations to writing.
3.) When a complaint is received, the Title VI Coordinator will provide written acknowledgment to the complainant, within ten (10) days by registered mail.
4.) If a complaint is deemed incomplete, additional information will be requested, and the complainant will be provided 60 business days to submit the required information. Failure to do so may be considered good cause for a determination of no investigative merit.
Within 15 business days from receipt of a complete complaint, the MCPT will determine its jurisdiction in pursuing the matter and whether the complaint has sufficient merit to warrant investigation. Within five (5) days of this decision, the Executive Director or his/her authorized designee will notify the complainant and respondent, by registered mail, informing them of the disposition.
a. If the decision is not to investigate the complaint, the notification shall specifically state the reason for the decision.
b. If the complaint is to be investigated, the notification shall state the grounds of the MCPT's jurisdiction, while informing the parties that their full cooperation will be required in gathering additional information and assisting the investigator.
6.) When the MCPT does not have sufficient jurisdiction, the Executive Director or his/her authorized designee will refer the complaint to the appropriate State or Federal agency holding such jurisdiction.
7.) If the complaint has investigative merit, the Executive Director or his/her authorized designee will assign an investigator. A complete investigation will be conducted, and an investigative report will be submitted to the Executive Director within 60 days from receipt of the complaint. The report will include a narrative description of the incident, summaries of all persons interviewed, and a finding with recommendations and conciliatory measures where appropriate. If the investigation is delayed for any reason, the investigator will notify the appropriate authorities, and an extension will be requested.
8.) The Executive Director or his/her authorized designee will issue letters of finding to the Complainant and Respondent within 90 days from receipt of the complaint.
9.) If the Complainant is dissatisfied with the MCPT resolution of the complaint, he/she has the right to file a complaint with the:
Regional Civil Rights Officer
Federal Transit Administration
200 West Adams Street, Suite 320
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Phone: (312) 353-3770
Fax: (312) 886-0351