Athens Public Transit Civil Rights & ADA Policies
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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a cornerstone of modern American civil rights law. Proposed by President Kennedy in 1963 and signed by President Johnson a year later, it prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Title VI of the Act declares that no program or activity that receives federal funding shall discriminate against a person on the basis of race, color or national origin, and directs Federal agencies to make rules to ensure that their subrecipients follow the law.
In compliance with the Federal Transit Administration’s most recent guidance on Title VI, we make information about our bus system’s Title VI program and procedures available to the public on our website. HAPCAP’s Title VI Complaint Procedure explains how to file a Title VI discrimination complaint and describes how a complaint is reviewed. The HAPCAP Title VI Complaint Form is also available; both documents are in PDF format, which may be viewed using Adobe Reader. If you believe you have been discriminated against by APT programs or personnel, please download these documents to begin the process of filing a complaint.
Hocking Athens Perry Community Action (HAPCAP) Transportation Programs
Notice to the Public of Rights Under Title VI
Aviso al Público de Derechos Bajo el Título VI
HAPCAP operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with HAPCAP.
For more information on HAPCAP’s civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, visit our Title VI page, or contact us:
Dial 740-767-4500, (TTY 7-1-1 or 800-750-0750);
Visit our administrative office at
3 Cardaras Drive
Glouster, OH, 45732
A complainant may also file a complaint directly with the Ohio Department of Transportation by filing a complaint with the Office of Equal Opportunity:
Office of Equal Opportunity
Attention: Title VI Coordinator
1980 West Broad St.
Columbus, OH, 43223
A complainant may also file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration by contacting:
Office of Civil Rights
Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator
East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE
Washington, DC, 20590
If information is needed in another language, please call 740-767-4500 or 1-800-686-1093.
Athens Public Transit and its administrator Hocking Athens Perry Community Action (HAPCAP) are committed to providing all transportation services in accordance to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Below are links to HAPCAP’s ADA complaint procedure as well as a comment form.
If you have troubles viewing these forms, please contact the Transportation ADA Coordinator at 740-767-4500 (7-1-1 for TTY service).