Frankfort Transit operates its programs without regard to race, color and national origin. To request or receive additional information on its discrimination obligations, including its complaint procedures, please use the information below:
Your Rights under TITLE VI
Frankfort Transit adheres to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which states:
"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"
Title VI Complaint Procedure
Any person who believes himself, herself, or any specific class of persons to be subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin may by himself or by a representative file a written complaint with FTA. Frankfort Transit may file a Title VI complaint by completing and submitting the agency’s Title VI Complaint Form (refer to form below). Frankfort Transit investigates complaints received no more than 180 days after the alleged discrimination. Frankfort Transit will process complaints that are complete.
Once the complaint is received, Frankfort Transit will review it to determine if our office has jurisdiction. The complainant will receive an acknowledgement letter informing him/her whether the complaint will be investigated by our office.
Frankfort Transit has ninety (90) days to investigate the complaint. If more information is needed to resolve the case, Frankfort Transit may contact the complainant. The complainant has one-hundred eighty (180) business days from the date of the letter to send requested information to the investigator assigned to the case. If the investigator is not contacted by the complainant or does not receive the additional information within ten (10) business days, Frankfort Transit can administratively close the case. A case can also be administratively closed if the complainant no longer wishes to pursue their case.
After the investigator reviews the complaint, she/he will issue one of two letters to the complainant: a closure letter or a letter of finding (LOF). A closure letter summarizes the allegations and states that there was not a Title VI violation and that the case will be closed. A LOF summarizes the allegations and the interviews regarding the alleged incident, and explains whether any disciplinary action, additional training of the staff member or other action will occur. If the complainant wishes to appeal the decision, she/he has seven (7) days to do so from the time he/she receives the closure letter or the LOF.
Filing a claim
Must be in writing; Download the Title VI Complaint form at the provided links
Must be signed and dated
Must be submitted within 180 calendar days of the date of offense
Must be submitted to:
City of Frankfort
Attention: Rebecca Hall/ Community Relations
315 West 2nd Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
firstname.lastname@example.org* Upon receipt of written complaint and review of the audio and cameras, contact will be made within 3 business days to discuss the complaint.
False or Misleading Statement to a Public Servant
A person allegedly commits this crime when he or she allegedly:
Knowingly makes a false or misleading material statement to a public servant, and
the material statement is reasonably likely to be relied upon by the public servant in the discharge of his or her duties.
A material statement is simply a statement that is important, not irrelevant. A person is guilty only if he/she knew the statement was false AND it was likely to be relied upon by the public servant.
Filing a false statement may result in a suspension from all Public Transit services.
Written complaints may also be submitted to the Project Manager or Public Transit Branch Manager at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet at 502-564-7433
Written complaints may also be filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Transit Administration (FTA) no later than 180 days after the date of the alleged discrimination at the following address:
Office of Civil Rights
Attn: Title VI Program Coordinator
East Building, 5th Floor-TCR
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE
Washington DC, 20590