TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs & activities receiving Federal financial assistance (42 U.S.C. Section 2000d).
The City Transit Trust through LATS is a recipient of federal funds and is committed to practicing non-discrimination throughout the agency, not just actions involving federally assisted programs. LATS has adopted a formal Title VI Program and copies of the program including the complaint procedure may be acquired from the Title VI Officer at the address and phone number listed below.
Filing a Complaint:
Title VI complaints involving recipients and beneficiaries may be filed with the Title VI Officer, as an individual, a class, or third party, within 180 days from the date of the alleged discriminatory act. Complaints should be directed to the Title VI Officer, 611 SW Bishop Road, PO Box 286, Lawton, OK, 73501, Phone 580-248-5252, FAX 580-248-7003. Complaints may also be filed with the Civil Rights Officer, Federal Transit Administration,1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590, phone number 888-446-4511.
TITLE VI COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
This section outlines the Title VI complaint procedures related to providing programs, services, and benefits. However, it does not deny the complainant the right to file formal complaints with the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission, Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission, and Federal Transit Administration, or seek private counsel for complaints alleging discrimination, intimidation or retaliation of any kind that is prohibited by law.
Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs receiving federal financial assistance.
Any person who believes that he or she, individually, or as a member of any specific class of persons, has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin as noted below may file a written complaint with the Lawton Area Transit System’s Title VI Officer, 611 SW Bishop Road, PO Box 286, Lawton, OK 73502.
Complainants have the right to complain directly to the appropriate federal agency. Every effort will be made to obtain early resolution of complaints. The option of informal meeting(s) between the affected parties and the Civil Rights Officer may be utilized for resolutions.
LATS Title VI Complaint Procedure
Any person who believes she or he has been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, or national origin by the City of Lawton Transit System (hereinafter referred to as “LATS”) may file a Title VI complaint by completing and submitting the agency’s Title VI Complaint Form. LATS investigates complaints received no more than 180 days after the alleged incident. LATS will process complaints that are complete. Once the complaint is received, LATS will review it to determine if our office has jurisdiction. The complainant will receive an acknowledgement letter informing her/him whether the complaint will be investigated by our office. LATS has 90 days to investigate the complaint. If more information is needed to resolve the case, LATS may contact the complainant. The complainant has 15 business days from the date of the letter to send requested information to the investigator assigned to the case. If the investigator is not contacted by the complainant or does not receive the additional information within 15 business days, LATS can administratively close the case. A case can be administratively closed also if the complainant no longer wishes to pursue their case. After the investigator reviews the complaint, she/he will issue one of two letters to the complainant: a closure letter or a letter of finding (LOF). A closure letter summarizes the allegations and states that there was not a Title VI violation and that the case will be closed. An LOF summarizes the allegations and the interviews regarding the alleged incident, and explains whether any disciplinary action, additional training of the staff member, or other action will occur. If the complainant wishes to appeal the decision, she/he has 30 days after the date of the letter or the LOF to do so.
A person may also file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration, at FTA Office of Civil Rights, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.
TÍTULO VI DE LA LEY DE DERECHOS CIVILES DE 1964
Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 prohíbe la discriminación por motivos de raza, color u origen nacional en los programas y actividades que reciben asistencia financiera federal (42 USC Sección 2000d).
El tránsito de la Ciudad de confianza a través LATS es un receptor de fondos federales y está comprometida con la práctica de la no discriminación en todo el organismo, no sólo las acciones que implican programas de asistencia federal. LATS ha adoptado un programa formal Título VI y copias del programa, incluyendo el procedimiento de queja puede ser adquirida desde el encargado del Título VI en el número de dirección y teléfono que aparece a continuación.
Presentación de una queja:
Título VI quejas relacionadas con los destinatarios y beneficiarios pueden presentar ante el encargado del Título VI, como un individuo, una clase, o de terceros, dentro de los 180 días a partir de la fecha del supuesto acto discriminatorio.
Las quejas deben ser dirigidas al Oficial del Título VI
611 SW Bishop Road, PO Box 286, Lawton, OK, 73501
Las quejas también pueden presentarse ante el Oficial de Derechos Civiles, Administración Federal de Transporte
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590
Title VI Complaint Form
Title VI Complaint Form
Lawton Area Transit System (LATS) Civil Rights Office
LATS is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in or denied benefits of its services on the basis of race, color or national origin, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. Title VI complaints must be filed 180 days from the date of the alleged discrimination. The following information is necessary to assist us in processing your complaint. If you require any assistance in completing this form, please contact the Title VI Officer, at (580) 248-5252. The completed form must be returned to LATS’s Title VI Officer, 611 SW Bishop Road, PO Box 286, Lawton 0K 73502.