Reasonable Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The Susquehanna Regional Transportation Authority (SRTA) may make reasonable modifications to policies and programs to assist people with disabilities in achieving equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services and activities. Anyone who requires auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in SRTA’s programs, services or activities, should contact mobility planning by phone at 1-800-632-9063; mail at Sherry Welsh, ADA Officer, 415 Zarfoss Drive, York, Pa 17404; or email at mobilityplanning@rabbittransit.org as soon as possible. Every effort should be made to make requests before the scheduled event. Should you want to appeal any decision related to a reasonable modification request, please click the appeal form or the Formulario de apelación.

Procedure on Reasonable Modification document
Procedimiento Sobre Modificaciones Y Adaptaciones Razonables

The ADA does not require the Susquehanna Regional Transportation Authority (SRTA) to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its services, create a direct threat or are unnecessary to enable use of service.

You have the right to appeal a denial of a reasonable modification request. To do so, please download and return the appeal form.

Accessible Formats

The Authority offers materials and forms in other accessible formats. Should you need materials or forms in a different format, please contact us.

Blind or Low Vision

If you are blind or have vision impairment, these accessibility features can help you get around on our buses:

ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES

  • Braille/raised-letter signs at Transfer Center that indicate bus routes.
  • Buses announce their route name and destination over an external speaker system as they pull up to a stop.
  • Buses feature an automated system that announces the name of the next station. On buses without the automated system, the operator announces the major stops and transfer points. (You can also ask the operator to announce when a specific stop is coming.)
  • Service animals are permitted on all buses.

Limited Mobility

If you use a wheelchair or scooter, or other mobility device, these accessibility features can help you get around on our buses:

ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES

  • Buses are equipped with lifts and kneelers.
  • All buses have priority seating areas inside by the door for seniors and riders with limited mobility, plus space for mobility devices.

Operators shall kneel the bus to make boarding and de-boarding as easy as possible for everyone, by minimizing the slope of the ramp and using the kneeling option as needed. Operators shall provide assistance to passengers upon request. Passengers with disabilities shall be allowed adequate time to board and disembark the vehicle.

Mobility Devices/Aids

All passengers who utilize wheelchairs must be properly secured before the bus may move. For your safety, Wheelchairs and scooters should be backed onto the bus. However, rider requests to be pushed onto the bus will be honored.

Service animals are permitted on all CAT vehicles.

If a passenger has oxygen or another medical aid, it must be in a pack or be able to be properly secured. At times, our vehicles are delayed due to traffic, auto accidents, and unusual circumstances. Passengers must have enough oxygen to last the duration of their trip.

Bus Lift Limitations

The average bus has a lift that can accommodate a total combined weight of up to 800 pounds, which includes both the mobility device and the customer. The average lift platform can accommodate wheelchair dimensions of 34″ x 51″. CAT may or may not accommodate anything larger or heavier.

Visitor Policy

A visitor is defined as someone who does not reside in the jurisdiction or the jurisdiction or jurisdictions served by the public entity or other public entities with which it coordinates paratransit service.

Complimentary paratransit service must be provided to ADA-eligible individuals who travel outside of the region in which he/she lives.  If an individual has not been certified as eligible by another public entity but can claim that they are ADA paratransit eligible, they are entitled to “presumptive eligibility” and must be provided with 21 days of service.  Individuals that are not certified by another transit agency will be expected to provide documentation from his/her place of residence explaining the nature of his/her disability.  The 21 days of service that a visitor receives must be calculated as any combination of 21 days during any 365-day period beginning with the visitor’s first use of the service.

If a visitor has been granted complimentary paratransit service in his/her home region, the conditions determined by the home transit agency will be followed.  The individual’s home transit agency will be contacted to verify the individual’s conditions.

If the individual claims that they are ADA paratransit eligible but have not been certified by another transit agency, other documentation will need to be reviewed.  Doctor verification will be needed and a physical assessment may be needed to determine the individual’s conditions specific to Capital Area Transit system.  Once the individual provides the proper documentation the individual will be granted “presumptive eligibility” for a period of 21 days.

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Limited English Proficiency Policy Statement and Available Resources

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000d, et seq., provides that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin under any program or activity that receives Federal financial assistance. Title VI and its implementing regulations require that FTA recipients take responsible steps to ensure meaningful access to the benefits, services, information, and other important portions of their programs and activities for individuals who are Limited English Proficient (LEP). Capital Area Transit (CAT) provides several options to assist in communicating with individuals who do not speak English. CAT contracts with Certified Languages International to provide translation services. Customers should identify their need upon calling CAT and CAT will conference call in the interpreter.

Dominio de Inglés Limitado Declaración Política y los recursos disponibles

Título VI del Acta de Derechos Civiles de 1964, 42 USC 2000d, et seq., Se dispone que ninguna persona será objeto de discriminación por motivos de raza, color u origen nacional en cualquier programa o actividad que reciba asistencia financiera federal. Título VI y sus reglamentos requieren que los receptores FTA tomar medidas responsables para garantizar el acceso efectivo a las prestaciones, servicios, información y otras partes importantes de sus programas y actividades para las personas que están Dominio Limitado del Inglés (LEP). Tránsito de la zona capital (CAT) ofrece varias opciones para ayudar en la comunicación con las personas que no hablan Inglés. Contratos con Yata Idiomas certificados internacionales para proporcionar servicios de traducción. Los clientes deben identificar su necesidad en llamar CAT y CAT serán conferencia telefónica en el intérprete.

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

Capital Area Transit (CAT) has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26. CAT has received Federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation, and as a condition of receiving this assistance, CAT has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.

CAT’s current program, can be found here.

DBE GOAL FOR FEDERAL FISCAL YEARS 2021-2023

Posted: June 12, 2020

Capital Area Transit (CAT) has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26.

As provided for under 49 CFR Part 26, CAT announces the establishment of a Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2021 to 2023 DBE goal of 1.39% on contracts assisted by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).  This goal has been set based on anticipated projects and information currently available to CPTA.

CAT’s goals and methodology for the FFY 2021 – 2023 period are available for public inspection at the main administrative offices of CAT, located at 901 N. Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA 17101, during normal business hours (8:00AM to 4:00PM) Monday through Friday.  CAT will accept written comments on the DBE goal and methodology for 30 days from the date this notice is published.  This notice will remain available on the website throughout the life of this goal.

Comments may be addressed to:

Capital Area Transit
Attn: Eric Maguire
Grants Manager
901 N. Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

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Diversity

The diversity of the people of Adams, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Harrisburg City, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Union and York has been the source of innovative ideas and creative accomplishments throughout the service area’s history into the present. Diversity – a defining feature of our past, present and future – refers to the variety of personal experiences, values, and worldviews that arise from differences of culture and circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, geographic region and more.

Because the core mission of the Susquehanna Regional Transportation Authority is to serve the interests of the area, it must seek to serve the diversity among its passengers, stakeholders and among its employees. The Susquehanna Regional Transportation Authority has a compelling interest in making sure that people from all backgrounds are confident that access to our services and employment is possible from all groups.

Therefore, the Susquehanna Regional Transportation Authority renews its commitment to the full realization of its historic promise to recognize and nurture our mobility and employment goals by supporting diversity and equal opportunity in its employment and services.

Diversidad
La diversidad de la gente de Adams, Cumberland, Columbia, Franklin, ciudad de Harrisburg, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Union  y York ha sido la fuente de ideas innovadoras y logros creativos en la historia del área de servicios hasta el presente. La diversidad – una característica definitoria de nuestro pasado, presente y futuro – se refiere a la variedad de experiencias personales, valores y visiones del mundo que se derivan de las diferencias de culturas y circunstancias. Estas diferencias incluyen raza, origen étnico, género, edad, religión, idioma, capacidades / discapacidad, orientación sexual, nivel socioeconómico, región geográfica y más.

Como la misión principal de la Autoridad de Transporte de Susquehanna Regional es servir los intereses de la zona, debe tratar de servir la diversidad entre sus pasajeros, las partes interesadas y entre sus empleados. La Autoridad de Transporte de Susquehanna Regional tiene un interés apremiante en asegurarse que las personas de todos los orígenes perciban que el acceso a nuestros servicios y empleos es posible para todos los grupos.

Por lo tanto, la Autoridad de Transporte de Susquehanna Regional renueva su compromiso con la plena realización de su promesa histórica de reconocer y nutrir nuestros objetivos de movilidad y de empleo mediante el apoyo a la diversidad y la igualdad de oportunidades en el empleo y los servicios.

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Transportation Advocacy Group

The transportation advocacy group will meet virtually on the 3rd Wednesday of each month to discuss solutions for issues related to local and regional public transportation. Individuals with disabilities, seniors, families, advocates, community members and service providers are all welcome to join us in improving mobility services. Meetings are held on zoom (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81212202628?pwd=cnF3N011NDNBOHY2S0J6NTlPbmZFdz09). We also connect with community organizations and providers who provide organization updates in an effort to identify links and to streamline service between providers to create a more accessible environment for our consumers.

 

Vision 

Through support and collaboration we will ensure safe, affordable, and accessible transportation that is barrier-free and where a high quality of life and self-determination are valued. 

Mission 

In partnership with advocates, community members, service providers, seniors, families, and individuals who are living with mobility barriers, we will continue to develop, enhance, and support the protection of transportation and rights for persons with disabilities and others with mobility barriers. The focus is to enable individuals to pursue physical well-being, personal and professional satisfaction, and participation as active community members through transportation. 

Future dates of upcoming meetings include:

October 20, 2021

November 17, 2021

December 15, 2021

January 19, 2022

February 16, 2022

March 16, 2022

April 20, 2022

May 18, 2022

June 15, 2022

July 20, 2022

August 17, 2022

September 21, 2022

October 19, 2022

November 16, 2022

December 21, 2022

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