Title VI Policy Statement
The DuBois, Falls Creek, Sandy Township Joint Transportation Authority, also known as DuFAST Transit, assures the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation that no person shall on the basis of race, color, and national origin as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended. In addition to Title VI, there are other nondiscrimination statues that afford legal protection such as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Civil Rights Act of 1987, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, E.O. 12898, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination or retaliation under any program or activity.
Title VI Reporting Procedures
DuFAST Transit’s Title VI Complaint Procedure is written to specify the process employed by DuFAST Transit to investigate complaints, while ensuring due process for complainants and respondents. The process does not preclude DuFAST Transit from attempting to informally resolve complaints.
This procedure applies to all external complaints relating to any program or activity administered by DuFAST Transit and/or its sub-recipients, consultants and contractors, filed under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, (including Disadvantage Business Enterprise and Equal Opportunity components), as well as other related laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, disability, sex, age, low income, nationality or Limited English Proficiency. Additional statues include, but not limited to, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Any individual or his or her representative, who believes that he or she has been subject to discrimination or retaliation prohibited by Title VI and other nondiscrimination provisions, has the right to file a complaint. Complaints need to be filed within 180 calendar days of alleged occurrence, when the alleged discrimination became known to the Complainant, or when there has been a continuing course of conduct, the date on which the conduct was discontinued or latest instance of the conduct.
Individuals can file a formal complaint by completing the Title VI Discrimination Form. The form is available on-line at www.dufast.com (click here to download ) and at the DuFAST Transit Office located at 178 Spider Lake Road, DuBois, PA 15801. The form must be signed by the complainant. A copy will be forwarded to PennDOT’s Bureau of Public Transportation.
As an investigation moves forward, additional information may be required.
If DuFAST Transit receives a complaint, the Authority will acknowledge receipt of the complainant by written notification and will immediately transmit the complaint to the proper federal agency.
DuFAST Transit will maintain a log of all Title VI complaints received.