Kalkaska Public Transit Authority 1251 Island Lake Rd, PO Box 1046, Kalkaska, Michigan 49646
Date Adopted: August 20, 2020
I. Kalkaska Public Transit Authority (KPTA) Title VI Plan Statement:
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. Specifically, Title VI provides that; “no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance” (42 U.S.C. Section 2000d).
Kalkaska Public Transit Authority is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of its transit services on the basis of race, color, or national origin, as protected by the Title VI in the Federal Transit Administration Circular 4702.1B.
This Plan was developed as a guide for the Kalkaska Public Transit Authority in its administration and management of Title VI related activities.
Kalkaska Public Transit Authority Coordinator contact information:
1251 Island Lake Road, PO Box 1046
Kalkaska, Michigan 49646
Phone Number 231-258-6808. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
II. Title VI KPTA Plan Information Dissemination:
Title VI information posters and brochures shall be prominently and publicly displayed at the Kalkaska Public Transit Authority facility and in their revenue vehicles. Title VI information will be posted on the KPTA website, kalkaskatransit.com. Any additional information relating to nondiscrimination can be obtained from KPTA Title VI Coordinator.
Title VI information shall be given to each KPTA employee along with their W-2 form each year in the form of the Employee Education form (Appendix A).
All KPTA employees shall be provided a copy of KPTA Title VI Plan and are required to sign the Acknowledgement of Receipt (Appendix B). New employees during their initial training period will be given a copy of this plan and required to sign that they have read and understand the Plan. This signed copy of the Acknowledgement of Receipt will become part of the individual’s records.
III. Subcontracts and Vendors:
All subcontractors and vendors we receive payments from Kalkaska Public Transit Authority where funding originates from any Federal Assistance are subject to the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended.
Written contracts shall contain non-discrimination language, either directly or through the bid specification package which becomes an associated component of the contract.
IV. Record Keeping:
The Title VI coordinator will maintain permanent records which include, but are not limited to, signed acknowledgements of the receipt from the employees indication the receipt of the Kalkaska Public Transit Authority Title VI Plan, copies of the Title VI complaints or lawsuits and complainants, and the Title VI investigations.
V. Title VI Complaint Procedures:
How to file a Title VI Complaint.
The complainant must file a signed, written complaint within one hundred and eighty (180) days from the date of the alleged discrimination. The complaint should include the following information;
The Title VI complaint form (Appendix C) may be used to submit the complaint information. This form is available from the KPTA Title VI Coordinator. Any complaint may be filled in writing with the Kalkaska Public Transit Authority, 1251 Island Lake Road, PO Box 1046, Kalkaska, Michigan 49646.
KPTA encourages all complainants to either mail it certified or hand deliver it to the KPTA Title VI Coordinator at which time they will receive a signed receipt.
What happens to the complaint after it is submitted?
How will the complainant be notified of the outcome of the complaint?
In addition to the KPTA complaint process described above, a complainant may file a Title VI Complaint with the following office:
Federal Transit Administration Office of Civil Rights
Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator
East Building, 5th Floor-TCR
1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20590
VI. Transit related Title VI Investigations, Complaints, and Lawsuits.
Kalkaska Public Transit Authority has had no Investigations, Complaints, or Lawsuits related to Title VI.
VII. Four Factor Analysis
After analyzing the four factors, the KPTA does not feel that an LEP plan is needed at this time.
VIII. Language Assistance Plan (LAP).
Although we do not feel that a LAP plan is needed at this time, The Kalkaska Public Transit Authority will use the following guidelines to assist persons with limited English proficiency.
KPTA would request assistance from other governmental agencies, local citizens and local school districts. KPTA has an agreement with the Kalkaska Public School District that they will assist us by providing individuals from their staff that speak the needed foreign language. KPTA also has a working agreement with local citizen, Mr. Rheo Charteand to assist us with any French speaking persons that may need KPTA service. KPTA have “I Speak Cards” available at the Kalkaska Public Transit Office to help determine what language assistance would be needed.
Kalkaska County is a rural area located in Northern Michigan with a population of approximately 17,000 residents. We feel that our LAP policy is adequate for Kalkaska County at this time. Our plan will be reviewed annually and updated as needed.
IX. Community Outreach.
KPTA submits to the Michigan Department of Transportation an annual application for funding. Funding requests are for capital items and operating expense. KPTA also receives local milage money to assist in operating a county wide bus program. The annual application is available to the public for their review.
X. Membership of Non-Elected Committees.
Kalkaska Public Transit Authority encourages the participation of minorities on all of our non elected committees and boards.
Kalkaska Public Transit Authority will publicly advertise and post on our website to encourage minority participation on this committee.
Kalkaska Public Transit
Minority Representation on Decision-Making Bodies
Board of Directors
XI. Equity Analysis.
If Kalkaska Public Transit Authority builds a facility in the future we will comply by the Equity Analysis requirement as follows.