ADA and Reasonable Modification

Marin Transit is dedicated to operating a transit system that serves people of all abilties. If you believe you have been excluded from, denied the benefits of, or been subjected to discrimination due to your disability while using any Marin Transit services, you are encouraged to report it to the Transit District. You may also ask for a change to make the transit system more accessible to you.

Americans with Disabilities Act

ADA Complaints 

Any person who wishes to file a complaint alleging any action by Marin Transit prohibited by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations may file a written complaint. Your complaint must be in writing. Click here for a copy of the complaint form. If you need assistance in making the request or completing the request form, Marin Transit staff will provide assistance. Please contact Marin Transit at 415-226-0855 or dial 711 for the California Relay Service.

ADA Complaint Procedure and Designation of Disability Access Coordinator Policy

Pursuant to the regulations of the United States Department of Justice, which require the designation of an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Disability Access Coordinator, the General Manager for the Marin County Transit District shall be responsible for and designate qualified staff as the ADA and/or Disability Access Coordinator (DAC) who will administer the processing of all complaints or grievances as well as coordinate Marin Transit's overall efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under the Act. The DAC shall also administer all complaints brought pursuant to Title 24, California Code of Regulations, concerning both privately and publicly funded accommodations.

All complaints or grievances shall be in writing on a form designated and contain information about the alleged violation or discrimination, including name address, phone number of complainant and location, date, and description of the problem. Anonymous complaints or grievances will not be taken. Complaints or grievances will, to the greatest extent possible (see Evidence Code 1040), be kept confidential unless ordered released by a court of competent jurisdiction. Alternative means of filing complaints or grievances may be registered by phone, email (confidentiality cannot be assured), letter, personal interview, or tape recording for persons with a disability upon request.

The complaint should be submitted by the complainant or his/her designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation or discriminatory act to the DAC at the below location or hey may be contacted by phone at (415) 499-6100 Voice or TTY (415) 499-6172 or by fax at (415) 499-6939.

Disability Access Coordinator

Marin County Transit District (Marin Transit)

711 Grand Avenue, Suite 110

San Rafael, CA 94901

If the complaint is about building or facility inaccessibility, the Disability Access Coordinator will forward the complaint within 7 calendar days to Marin Transit District's Capital Programs Division for investigation and will formally acknowledge receipt of the complaint to the complainant (See the Enforcement Procedure for Marin County Transit District, California Disabled Access Regulations.) Note: Any unauthorized deviation from such regulations or building standards shall be rectified by full compliance within 90 days after discovery of the deviation.

For all other complaints or grievances, within 30 calendar days after receipt of the complaint or grievance, the DAC will contact the complainant to discuss the complaint or grievance and the possible resolutions. Within 30 calendar days of the contact, the DAC will respond in writing and, where appropriate, in a reasonable format accessible to complainant. The response will explain the position of Marin Transit and offer options for substantive and reasonable resolution of the complaint or grievance.

If the response by the DAC does not satisfactorily resolve the issue, the decision may be appealed within 30 calendar days after receipt of the response to the General Manager or his/her designee.

Within 30 calendar days after the receipt of the appeal, the General Manager or his/her designee will contact the complainant to discuss the complaint or grievance and possible resolutions. Within 30 calendar days of this contact, the General Manager will respond in writing and, where appropriate, in a reasonable format accessible to the complainant, with a final resolution of the complaint or grievance.

Every reasonable attempt will be made by Marin Transit to remedy the disability complaints or grievance in a timely manner subject to staff and budget constraints.

If any Title 24 Building Code or ADA complaint or grievance resides under the jurisdiction of another public entity, the complainant will be notified that Marin Transit lacks said jurisdiction.

Reasonable Modifications

Reasonable Modification Requests

A rider may request a modification to Marin Transit / Marin Access’s policies, practices or procedures to accommodate his/her disability. Modifications will be considered and granted as long as it is determined that the rider is not able to fully use Marin Transit / Marin Access’s services, programs, or activities for their intended purpose without the requested modification and said modification does not:

  1. Fundamentally alter the nature of Marin Transit / Marin Access services, programs or activities;
  2. Create a direct threat to the health or safety of others;
  3. Cause unreasonable financial or administrative burden

To request a reasonable modification to current policies, practices, or procedures please call Marin Transit at 415-226-0855 to request a Reasonable Modification Form.

The Reasonable Modification Form is also available in English and Spanish.

For more information contact the Reasonable Modification Coordinator at 415-226-0871 or by email at mosman@marintransit.org.

Reasonable Modification Complaints

If you would like to file a complaint regarding the service or a determination of your reasonable modification request, please contact the Reasonable Modification Coordinator at 415-226-0871 or by email at mosman@marintransit.org. Marin Transit / Marin Access will review and investigate each complaint regarding reasonable modification that is filed and respond to you, with a reason for the response, within 14 calendar days.

Reasonable Modification Coordinator

The Reasonable Modification Coordinator is the person designated to coordinate the efforts of Marin Transit / Marin Access to comply with reasonable modification requirements including determinations of requests and handling complaints.

Address:        Marin Transit, 711 Grand Ave, Suite 110, San Rafael, CA 94901

Telephone:      415.226.0869

Fax:                415.226.0856

Email:          mosman@marintransit.org