Transportation services provided through The Arc South Florida’s Transportation Program are available to individuals who are presently receiving services from one of The Arc of South Florida’s numerous programs. The Arc of South Florida serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities from the Miami Dade County Area. Transportation is an adjunct service and the agency’s transportation program operates primarily in Miami Dade County, Florida.
We provide a range of trip purposes that include: medical, nutrition, shopping, social service, educational, employment, social and recreational. Currently, we use a variety of vehicles to provide passenger services. Our fleet includes 12 passenger vans. Three of our vehicles are equipped for wheelchair service. Our fleet of vehicles is maintained by a variety of local garages equipped to perform required inspections and needed repairs. We presently have 25 vehicles for passenger transport. Funding obtained through the Federal Transit Authority with local oversight by the Florida Department of Transportation has been instrumental in ensuring that our fleet stays up-to-date and that vehicles reaching their “useful life” can be retired from the fleet.
Transportation Title VI Grievance Process
Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against on the basis of race, color or national origin by The Arc of South Florida Transportation Program may file a Title VI complaint by completing and submitting The Arc South Florida’s Title VI Complaint Form (link). The Arc of South Florida investigates complaints received no more than 180 days after the alleged incident. The Arc of South Florida will process complaints that are complete.
Once the complaint is received, The Arc of South Florida will review it to determine if FDOT has jurisdiction over the complaint or not. The complainant will receive an acknowledgement letter informing him/her whether the complaint will be investigated by FDOT.
The Arc of South Florida has ninety (90) days to investigate the complaint. If more information is needed to resolve the case, The Arc of South Florida may contact the complainant. The complainant has ten (10) 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, The Arc of South Florida 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, he/she will issue one of two (2) 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 staff training of the staff member or other action will occur. If the complainant wishes to appeal the decision, he/she has seven (7) days to do so from the time he/she receives the closure letter or the LOF.
Transportation Title Vi Complaint Form
Click the following links to download form:
Once complete send via email to: TitleVI@arcsofla.org
Or mail to: The Arc of South Florida, ATTN Executive Director. 15280 NW 79 Court, Suite 251. Miami Lakes, Florida 33016.
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