Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires that no person in the United States, on the grounds of race, color or national origin be excluded from, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Presidential Executive Order 12898 addresses environmental justice in minority and low-income populations. Presidential Executive Order 13166 addresses services to those individuals with limited English proficiency.
Any person who believes that they have been excluded from, denied the benefits of, or been subjected to discrimination may file a written complaint with the San Benito County Local Transportation Authority (LTA). Federal and State law requires complaints be filed within one-hundred eighty (180) calendar days of the last alleged incident.
To request additional information on LTA’s nondiscrimination obligations or to file a Title VI Complaint, please submit your request to:
San Benito County Local Transportation Authority
Attn: Title VI Complaint
330 Tres Pinos Road, Suite C7
Hollister, CA 95023
Complaint Forms can also be obtained at the LTA Office at 330 Tres Pinos Road, Suite C7 in Hollister, CA or online at here (pdf, 44kb).
The LTA will begin an investigation within fifteen (15) working days of receipt of a complaint and will contact the complainant in writing no later than thirty (30) working days after receipt of complaint for additional information, if needed. If the complainant fails to provide the requested information in a timely basis, the LTA may administratively close the complaint.
LTA will complete the investigation within ninety (90) days of receipt of the complaint. If additional time is need for investigation, complainant will be contacted. A written investigation report will be prepared by the investigator. This report shall include a summary description of the incident, findings and recommended corrective action.
A closing letter will be provided to the complainant and the respondent or respondent department. Parties will have five (5) working days from receipt of the closing letter to appeal. If neither party appeals, the complaint will be closed. If required, the investigation report will be forwarded to the appropriate federal agency.