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Title VI


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Title VI Procedures

Fairmont-Marion County Transit AuthorityTitle VI Procedures

Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act requires that "No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits ofor be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."
Any person who believes that he/she has been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice on the basis of race, color or national origin by Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority may file a complaint by completing and submitting Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority the Title VI Complaint form.

How do you file a complaint?

You may download the Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority Title VI Complaint Form at fmcta.com, complete it on-line or request a copy by writing or phoningFairmont-Marion County Transit Authority,400 Quincy Street, Fairmont WV 26554, 304-366-8177
You may file a signed, dated and written complaint no more than 180 days from the date of the alleged incident. The complaint should include:
Your name, address and telephone number. (See Question 1 of the Complaint Form) How, whyand when you believe you were discriminated against. Include as much specific, detailed information as possible about the alleged acts of discrimination,and any other relevant information. (See Questions 7, 8, 9, and 10 of the Complaint Form)
The names of any persons, if known, whom the Title VI officer could contact for clarity of your allegations. (See Question 11 of the Complaint Form)
Please submit your complaint form to address listed below:
Title VI Officer
Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority
400 Quincy Street
Fairmont WV 26554

How will your complaint be handled?

Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority investigates complaints received no more than 180 days after the alleged incident. Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority will processcomplaints that are complete. Once a completed complaint is receivedFairmont-Marion County Transit Authority will review it to determine if Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority has jurisdiction. The complainant will receive an acknowledgement letter informing her/him whether the complaint will be investigated by Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority.

Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority will generally complete an investigation within 90 days from receipt of a completed complaint formIf more information is needed to resolve the caseFairmont-Marion County Transit Authority may contact the complainant. Unless a longer period

is specified by Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority, the complainant will have ten (10) days from the date of the letter to send requested information to the Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority investigator assigned to the case.

If Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority investigator is not contacted by the complainant or does not receive the additional information within the required timelineFairmont-Marion County Transit Authority may administratively close the case. A case may be administratively closed also if the complainant no longer wishes to pursue their case.

After an investigation is complete, Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority will issue a letter to the complainant summarizing the results of the investigationstating the findings and advising of any corrective action to be taken as a result of the investigation. If a complainant disagrees with Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority determinationhe/she may request reconsideration by submitting a request in writing to Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority General Manager within seven (7) days after the date of Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority letterstating with specificity the basis for the reconsiderationThe General Manager  will notify the complainant of his decision either to accept or reject the request for reconsideration within 10 days. In cases where reconsideration is granted, the General Manager  will issue a determination letter to the complainant upon completion of the reconsideration review.

A person may also file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administrationat FTA Office of Civil Rights, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, WashingtonDC 20590.

If information is needed in another language, or you need to find out more about our nondiscrimination obligations then contact Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority at: 304-366-8177.