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ICTC ADA Requests for Reasonable Modification
ICTC is committed to providing safe, reliable and accessible transportation services for person in the Imperial Valley. To ensure equality and fairness, Imperial Valley Transit (IVT), IVT Access and IVT RIDE are committed to making reasonable modifications to its policies, practices and procedures to avoid discrimination and ensure programs and services are accessible to persons with disabilities.

Advance Request
You may make an advance request in person, by fax or email at the administration offices of ICTC. Please contact the ADA Certification Coordinator at:
Imperial County Transportation Commission
1405 N. Imperial Ave. Suite 1
El Centro, Ca. 92243
T: 760-592-4494
F: 760-592-4497

Your advance request must include:
1. Your contact information: name, address, phone number, email, IVT Access ID number (if certified), IVT Ride ID number (if certified)
2. What change or modification you would like to use in order to use one of our transit services
3.An explanation of why the modification is needed in order to use one of our transit services

ICTC will respond as soon as is practical but typically within ten (10) calendar days. Additional information may be required to process your request.

On the Spot Request
There may be cases where an advance request is impractical or not anticipated. You may make an on the spot request by asking the driver or other operations personnel for consideration. A response will be made at the time of your request. The driver or other operations personnel will make a decision based on the information available to them at that time, and in the best interest of the safety and health of everyone.

Basis for Denials
Please note a request for reasonable modification will not be considered or may be denied if it would:
1. Fundamentally alter ICTC's services or programs
2. Fundamentally alter IVT's, IVT Access or IVT RIDE's services
3.Create a direct threat to the health or safety of others
4.It is determined that the applicant is able to fully use the service or program without the requested modification to the IVT, IVT Access or IVT RIDE services
5.Cause an undue financial or administrative burden

If ICTC determines a request for reasonable accommodation will be denied, ICTC will communicate the basis for the decision in writing to the individual requesting the modification. The explanation for the denial will state:

1. The specific reason(s) for the denial;
2. Any alternative accommodation if available that may create the same access to transit services as requested by the individual;
3.The opportunity to file an appeal relative to ICTC's decision on the request.

ICTC ADA Reasonable Modification Appeal Procedure
Any person who believes she or he has been discriminated against in obtaining Reasonable Modification may file an appeal of the denial of the modification request. ICTC has a process for recording, investigating, and tracking appeals from qualified individuals. The appeal forms are available at ICTC offices or on the ICTC websites; www.ivtransit.com and www.ivtaccess.com and www.ivtride.com

Any person who wishes to file an appeal regarding a request for Reasonable Modification that was denied may do so in writing via fax, email, or in person:

Imperial County Transportation Commission
1405 N. Imperial Ave. Suite 1
El Centro, CA. 92243
T: 760-592-4494
F: 760-592-4497

If more information is needed to evaluate the appeal, ICTC may contact the person filing the appeal. If the information is not received within 30 days from the date of the original appeal, the appeal will be marked undetermined and closed.

ICTC will coordinate a meeting of the Americans with Disabilities Act Advisory Committee (ADAAC), who will review the appeal and make a recommendation to the Executive Director.

The Executive Director will issue a Letter of Finding or Letter of Closure.
1. The Letter of Finding will summarize the appeal, interviews conducted and explain the actions to be taken by ICTC to address the appeal.
2.The Letter of Closure will summarize the appeal, interviews conducted and explain how ICTC has determined that the appeal is not warranted and the appeal will be closed.

Appeal Form Click Here

First Transit Inc. 792 E. Ross Rd El Centro, Ca. 92243
1 (760) 337 1760