ADA Policy and Procedures

JeffCo Express strives to provide accessible transportation for everyone.  Adhering to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, below are our Reasonable Modification Policy and our ADA Complaint Procedures.

 

JEFFCO EXPRESS’ REASONABLE MODIFICATION POLICY

Background

Effective July 13, 2015, transit providers are required under 49 CFR 37.5(i)(3) to make reasonable modifications in policies, practices, or procedures when the modifications are necessary to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability or to provide program accessibility to their services.  The process to be used in considering requests for reasonable modifications is described in 49 CFR 37.169.

Basic process requirements that must be met are:

  • Information on the reasonable modification process must be readily available to the public, and must be accessible
  • Advance notice can be required, but flexibility is also needed to handle requests that are only practicable on the spot
  • Individuals requesting modifications are not required to use the term “reasonable modification”

Procedure

Passengers can request reasonable modifications for all modes (fixed route, deviated fixed route, general public demand response, and ADA paratransit).  Passengers making requests are not required to use the term “reasonable modification.”

Requests should be made at least the day before but flexibility is required for on the spot requests.  The Program Manager will review all requests and provide the determination.  For on-the-spot requests, the driver should contact their coordinator.  Coordinator will contact the Program Manager.

Documentation will be maintained regarding the request and the resulting action taken.

Public Information

The following statement will be posted on the website and the rider information brochure.

Passengers with disabilities may request modifications to current service procedures to access the service.  To make a request, please call us at 636-465-0983 X106 or email us at coordinator@jccp.org.  Please submit requests at least the two business days before the trip.



JEFFCO EXPRESS’ ADA Complaint Procedures

If you have a complaint about the accessibility of our transit system or service, or believe you have been discriminated against because of your disability, you can file a complaint.  Please provide all facts and circumstances surrounding your issue or complaint so we can fully investigate the incident.

Download JEFFCO EXPRESS ADA Complaint Form (pdf)

 

How do you file a complaint?

You can call us, download and use our ADA complaint form at www.jeffcoexpress.org, or request a copy of the form by writing or phoning

JeffCo Express/Jefferson County Community Partnership
3875 Plass Rd  Bldg A
Festus, MO 63028
1636-465-0983 x106

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, why, and 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 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 of the complaint form.)
  • The names of any persons, if known, whom the director could contact for clarity of your allegations.  (See Question 11 of the complaint form.)

Please submit your complaint form to address listed below:

JeffCo Express/Jefferson County Community Partnership
3875 Plass Rd  Bldg A
Festus, MO 63028

Do you need complaint assistance?

If you are unable to complete a written complaint due to a disability or if information is needed in another language we can assist you.  Please contact us at 636-465-0983 x106 or email us at coordinator@jccp.org Express.org.

How will your complaint be handled?

JeffCo Express investigates complaints received no more than 180 days after the alleged incident.  JeffCo Express will process complaints that are complete.  Once a completed complaint is received, JeffCo Express will review it to determine if JeffCo Express. has jurisdiction.

JeffCo Express will generally complete an investigation within 90 days from receipt of a complaint.  If more information is needed to resolve the case, JeffCo Express may contact you.  Unless a longer period is specified by JeffCo Express, you will have ten (10) days from the date of the request to send the requested information.  If the requested information is not received, JeffCo Express may administratively close the case.  A case may also be administratively closed if you no longer wish to pursue it.

After an investigation is complete, JeffCo Express will send you a letter summarizing the results of the investigation, stating the findings and advising of any corrective action to be taken as a result of the investigation.  If you disagree with JeffCo Express’ determination, you may request reconsideration by submitting a request in writing to the JeffCo Express Program Manager within seven (7) days after the date of the JeffCo Express letter, stating with specificity the basis for the reconsideration.  The Program Manager will notify you of the decision either to accept or reject the request for reconsideration within ten (10) days.  In cases where reconsideration is granted, the Program Manager will issue a determination letter to the complainant upon completion of the reconsideration review.

Do I have other options for filing a complaint?

We encourage that you file the complaint with us.  However, you may file a complaint with the Missouri Department of Transportation or the Federal Transit Administration.

Missouri Department of Transportation
External Civil Rights Division
Title VI Coordinator
1617 Missouri Blvd P.O. Box 270
Jefferson City, Mo 65102-0270

Federal Transit Administration
Office of Civil Rights
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20590