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ADA, Reasonable Modification & Title VI

RTC ADA (Title II) policy statement

The Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II) states, in part, that "no otherwise qualified disabled individual shall, solely by reason of such disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in programs, services or activities sponsored by a public entity." At RTC, we are committed to complying with the requirements of Title II of the ADA in all of its programs, services, benefits and activities.

Submitting an ADA (Title II) grievance

All grievances concerning discrimination in the provision or accessibility of RTC programs, services, benefits or activities, or about a response to a request for accommodation or modification of programs, services, benefits or activities, should be submitted to RTC. A formal grievance may be submitted by any of the following methods: 

Phone:            775-335-1902
Email:             djickling@rtcwashoe.com

Mail:               RTC, David Jickling, ADA Compliance Office
                      1105 Terminal Way, Suite 200, Reno, NV 89502

Click here to download the ADA Compliance Comment or Concern pdf Form in English. Go to the bottom of the page to fill out and submit the online ADA Compliance Comment or Concern form.

Haga clic aqui para descargar el ADA Cumplimiento comentario o inquietud formulario pdf en Espanol. Ir a la parte inferior de la pagina para rellenar y enviar el comentario o inquietud forma ADA Cumplimiento en linea .

The grievance should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than sixty (60) days following the actions upon which it is based. The grievance must describe the facts, including, if applicable, the date, time and location of the actions that are the subject of the grievance, and must state the requested remedy. Persons submitting grievances must include their name, address, telephone number and an email address, if one is available.

Within fifteen (15) calendar days after receipt of the grievance, the ADA Compliance Officer, or his designee, shall meet with the person making the grievance to discuss the grievance, gather additional information and identify possible resolutions. Within twenty-one (21) calendar days following the meeting, the ADA Compliance Officer or designee shall respond to the grievance in written or other accessible format. The response shall explain RTC’s conclusions regarding the allegations made by the person who made the grievance and, if appropriate, suggest options for resolving the grievance.

Review of Grievance Request

The person making the grievance may request review of the grievance if s/he is dissatisfied with the ADA Compliance Officer's response or proposed resolutions. Review requests must be made within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of the ADA Compliance Officer's response and may be submitted by any of the following methods:

Phone:           775-348-0400
Mail:               RTC, Lee Gibson, Executive Director, Attn: ADA Grievance Review Request
                      1105 Terminal Way, Suite 217, Reno, NV 89502

Within twenty-one (21) calendar days after receipt of the review request, the Executive Director, or his designee, shall either respond to the grievance in written or other accessible format or will contact the person making the grievance to obtain any necessary additional information. If additional information from the person who made the grievance is requested, the Executive Director or designee shall provide a response to the grievance within seven (7) days following receipt of the additional information.

All grievances and grievance review requests submitted to the ADA Compliance Officer in written, electronic or recorded format, as well as responses thereto, will be retained by RTC for at least (3) three years.

Note: If you are a RTC employee and have a question or concern about ADA within the employment setting, this is governed by Title I of the ADA. Please contact RTC Director of Administrative Services for more information.

ADA Reasonable Modification

The RTC may allow the reasonable modification of its policies to accommodate the special needs of persons with disabilities in order to allow them to fully utilize our services as required by 49 CFR Part 37.5(i.3). Whenever possible a request for a reasonable modification or accommodation shall be filed/requested in advance by:

Phone:           775-335-1902
Email:             djickling@rtcwashoe.com

Mail:               RTC, David Jickling, ADA Compliance Office
                      1105 Terminal Way, Suite 200, Reno, NV 89502

Requests for reasonable modifications or accommodations will not be approved if the request would: fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity; create a direct threat to the health or safety of others; result in an undue financial and administrative burden; or the individual would still be able to fully use the services provided by RTC without the modification. Individuals with disabilities may file complaints regarding reasonable modification or accommodation below by completing the online form or by contacting RTC Passenger Services by telephone at 775-348-RIDE (348-7433) -  Relay Nevada dial 711.

Title VI Policy

The RTC is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its services on the basis of race, color or national origin as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.

No person or group of persons will be discriminated against with regard to fares, routing,  scheduling, or quality of transportation service that the RTC furnishes on the basis of race, color, or national origin. Frequency of service, age and quality of RTC vehicles assigned to routes, quality of  RTC stations serving Washoe County, and location of routes will not be determined on the basis of race, color or national origin.

For additional information on the RTC’s obligation regarding non-discrimination, please write to: RTC, c/o Director of Administrative Services, 1105 Terminal Way, Suite 300, Reno, Nevada 89502.




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