Civil Rights and Americans with Disabilities Act Notifications

Bay Transit (a division of Bay Aging) hereby gives public notice that it is Bay Transit’s policy to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Circular 4702.1A, and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities.  Title VI requires that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex or national origin be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any FTA program or other activity for which Bay Transit receives Federal financial assistance.

 

Persons wishing to request additional information on Bay Transit’s Title VI obligations may contact Bay Aging/Bay Transit at 804-758-2386, or write to the following address:  Title VI Compliance Officer, Bay Aging/Bay Transit, P. O. Box 610, Urbanna, VA 23175.

 

Any person who believes that she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with Bay Transit.  For more information on Bay Transit’s civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact 804-758-2386, or visit our administrative office at 5306 Old Virginia Street, Urbanna, VA  23175.

Title VI Complaint Forms

Title VI Complaint Form (Adobe Format)

Title VI Complaint Form (Word Format)

Bay Transit Title VI Plan and Procedures

NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Bay Transit will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs or activities.

Employment:  Bay Transit does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA.

Effective Communication: Bay Transit will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in DRPT’s programs, services and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing or vision impairments.

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: Bay Transit will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services and activities.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a Bay Transit program, service or activity, should contact Bay Transit ADA Coordinator Ken Pollock, 804-250-2019 ext 1102  as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

The ADA does not require Bay Transit to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose any undue financial or administrative burden.

Complaints that a Bay Transit program, service or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Bay Transit ADA Coordinator Ken Pollock, 758-2386

Bay Transit will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy.

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