Sunshine Transit

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.

How do you file a complaint?

You can call us, download and use our ADA complaint form at www.sunshinetransit.org , or request a copy of the form by writing or phoning at:  Sunshine Transit, PO Box 1189, Willow, AK  99688.  (907-495-8411)

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:

Attn: Kim Schlosser

Sunshine Transit

PO Box 1189

Willow, AK 99688

 

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 (907-733-9279) (TTY:  Relay Alaska 1-800-770-8255) or (kschlosser@sunshineclinic.org ).

How will your complaint be handled?

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

Sunshine Transit will generally complete an investigation within 90 days from receipt of a complaint.  If more information is needed to resolve the case, Sunshine Transit may contact you.  Unless a longer period is specified by Sunshine Transit, you will have ten (10) days from the date of the request to send the requested information.  If the requested information is not received, Sunshine Transit 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, Sunshine Transit 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 Sunshine Transit determination, you may request reconsideration by submitting a request in writing to Sunshine Transit director within seven (7) days after the date of Sunshine Transit letter, stating with specificity the basis for the reconsideration.  The director 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 director 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 Alaska Community Transit or the Federal Transit Administration.

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

Alaska Community Transit

PO Box 112500

Juneau, AK 99811

(907) 465-4070

TTY:  Relay Alaska 1-800-770-8255

dot.alaska.transit@alaska.gov

Federal Transit Administration

Office of Civil Rights

1200 New Jersey Avenue SE

Washington, DC 20590


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ADA COMPLAINT FORM

 

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

Please mail or return this form to:

Kim Schlosser

Sunshine Transit

PO Box 1189

Willow, AK  99688

sunshinetransit@yahoo.com

Fax 907-495-8413

 

  1. 1.    Complainant’s name:
Address:
City:                                                           State:                          Zip Code:
Daytime telephone:  (        )
E-mail address:
Do you prefer to be contacted via e-mail?  Yes     No
  1. 2.    Are you filing this complaint on your own behalf?

Yes  If YES, please go to question 6.      No  If NO, please go to question 3.

  1. 3.    Please provide your name and address.
Name of person filing complaint:
Address:
City:                                                            State:                         Zip Code:
Daytime telephone:  (        )
E-mail address:
Do you prefer to be contacted via e-mail?  Yes     No
  1. 4.    What is your relationship to the person for whom you are filing the complaint?

 

 

  1. 5.    Please confirm that you have obtained the permission of the aggrieved party to file a complaint on their behalf.

Yes, I have permission.     No, I do not have permission

  1. 6.    I believe that the discrimination I experienced was based on (check all that apply)

Accessibility issue     Discrimination based on disability     Other

  1. 7.    Date of alleged discrimination (Month, Day, Year):
  2. 8.    Where did the alleged discrimination take place?
 

 

  1. 9.    Explain as clearly as possible what happened and why you believe that you were discriminated against.  Describe all of the persons that were involved.  Include the name and contact information of the person(s) who discriminated against you (if known). Use the back of this form or separate pages if additional space is required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. 10.  Please list any and all witnesses’ names and phone numbers/contact information.  Use the back of this form or separate pages if additional space is required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. 11.  What type of corrective action would you like to see taken?

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. 12.  Have you filed a complaint with any other federal, state, or local agency, or with any federal or state court?  Yes  If yes, check all that apply.     No
Federal Agency (List agency’s name)
Federal Court (Please provide location)
State Court
State Agency (Specify agency)
County Court (Specify court and county)
Local Agency (Specify agency)
  1. 13.  Please provide information about a contact person at the agency/court where the complaint was filed.
Name:                                                                     Title:
Agency:                                                                    Telephone: (        )
Address
City:                                                                         State:                       Zip Code:

 

You may attach any written materials or other information that you think is relevant to your complaint.

Signature and date is required:

__________________________________________              ___________________

Signature                                                                                                Date

 

If you completed Questions 3, 4 and 5, your signature and date is required

__________________________________________              ___________________

Signature                                                                                                Date