Civil Rights (Title VI); ADA (Title II)

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.  Specifically, Title VI provides that "no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance" (42 U.S.C. Section 2000d).

District Three Governmental Cooperative 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 in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Circular 4702.1B.  If you feel you are being denied participation in or being denied services provided by District Three Governmental Cooperative or otherwise being discriminated against because of your race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability our contact information is: Executive Director, District Three Govermental Cooperative, 4453 Lee Highway, Marion, VA 24354  276.783.8157.

Click here to download the Title VI complaint form.

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs or activities. District Three Governmental Cooperative - Mountain Lynx Transit does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the ADA.

District Three Governmental Cooperative - Mountain Lynx Transit will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a District Three Governmental Cooperative - Mountain Lynx Transit program, service, or activity, should contact the Mountain Lynx Transit's ADA Coordinator, Transit Division Director at 276-783-8157 or drichardson@smyth.net as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event.

All complaints should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of complainant, location, date, and description of the alleged discrimination. The complaint should be submitted no later than 60 days after the alleged violation to the Transit Division Director at Mountain Lynx Transit at 4453 Lee Highway, Marion, VA 24354, 276-783-8157, TTY/TDD(for the deaf or hard-of-hearing)1-800-828-1120 or 711