49 CFR Appendix C to Part 37, Certifications

Appendix C to Part 37 - Certifications
Certification of Equivalent Service

The (name of agency) certifies that its demand responsive service offered to individuals with disabilities, including individuals who use wheelchairs, is equivalent to the level and quality of service offered to individuals without disabilities. Such service, when viewed in its entirety, is provided in the most integrated setting feasible and is equivalent with respect to:

(1) Response time;

(2) Fares;

(3) Geographic service area;

(4) Hours and days of service;

(5) Restrictions on trip purpose;

(6) Availability of information and reservation capability; and

(7) Constraints on capacity or service availability.

In accordance with 49 CFR 37.77, public entities operating demand responsive systems for the general public which receive financial assistance under 49 U.S.C. 5311 must file this certification with the appropriate state program office before procuring any inaccessible vehicle. Such public entities not receiving FTA funds shall also file the certification with the appropriate state program office. Such public entities receiving FTA funds under any other section of the FT Act must file the certification with the appropriate FTA regional office. This certification is valid for no longer than one year from its date of filing.

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MPO Certification of Paratransit Plan

The (name of Metropolitan Planning Organization) hereby certifies that it has reviewed the ADA paratransit plan prepared by (name of submitting entity (ies)) as required under 49 CFR part 37. 139(h) and finds it to be in conformance with the transportation plan developed under 49 CFR part 613 and 23 CFR part 450 (the FTA/FHWA joint planning regulation). This certification is valid for one year.

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Existing Paratransit Service Survey

This is to certify that (name of public entity (ies)) has conducted a survey of existing paratransit services as required by 49 CFR 37.137 (a).

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Included Service Certification

This is to certify that service provided by other entities but included in the ADA paratransit plan submitted by (name of submitting entity (ies)) meets the requirements of 49 CFR part 37, subpart F providing that ADA eligible individuals have access to the service; the service is provided in the manner represented; and, that efforts will be made to coordinate the provision of paratransit service offered by other providers.

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Joint Plan Certification I

This is to certify that (name of entity covered by joint plan) is committed to providing ADA paratransit service as part of this coordinated plan and in conformance with the requirements of 49 CFR part 37, subpart F.

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Joint Plan Certification II

This is to certify that (name of entity covered by joint plan) will, in accordance with 49 CFR 37.141, maintain current levels of paratransit service until the coordinated plan goes into effect.

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State Certification that Plans have been Received

This is to certify that all ADA paratransit plans required under 49 CFR 37.139 have been received by (state DOT)

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[ 56 FR 45621, Sept. 6, 1991, as amended at 79 FR 21406, Apr. 16, 2014]

This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

§ 12101 - Findings and purpose

§ 12102 - Definition of disability

§ 12103 - Additional definitions

§ 12111 - Definitions

§ 12112 - Discrimination

§ 12113 - Defenses

§ 12114 - Illegal use of drugs and alcohol

§ 12115 - Posting notices

§ 12116 - Regulations

§ 12117 - Enforcement

§ 12131 - Definitions

§ 12132 - Discrimination

§ 12133 - Enforcement

§ 12134 - Regulations

§ 12141 - Definitions

§ 12142 - Public entities operating fixed route systems

§ 12143 - Paratransit as a complement to fixed route service

§ 12144 - Public entity operating a demand responsive system

§ 12145 - Temporary relief where lifts are unavailable

§ 12146 - New facilities

§ 12147 - Alterations of existing facilities

§ 12148 - Public transportation programs and activities in existing facilities and one car per train rule

§ 12149 - Regulations

§ 12150 - Interim accessibility requirements

§ 12161 - Definitions

§ 12162 - Intercity and commuter rail actions considered discriminatory

§ 12163 - Conformance of accessibility standards

§ 12164 - Regulations

§ 12165 - Interim accessibility requirements

§ 12181 - Definitions

§ 12182 - Prohibition of discrimination by public accommodations

§ 12183 - New construction and alterations in public accommodations and commercial facilities

§ 12184 - Prohibition of discrimination in specified public transportation services provided by private entities

§ 12185 - Study

§ 12186 - Regulations

§ 12187 - Exemptions for private clubs and religious organizations

§ 12188 - Enforcement

§ 12189 - Examinations and courses

§ 12201 - Construction

§ 12202 - State immunity

§ 12203 - Prohibition against retaliation and coercion

§ 12204 - Regulations by Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board

§ 12205 - Attorney’s fees

§ 12205a - Rule of construction regarding regulatory authority

§ 12206 - Technical assistance

§ 12207 - Federal wilderness areas

§ 12208 - Transvestites

§ 12209 - Instrumentalities of Congress

§ 12210 - Illegal use of drugs

§ 12211 - Definitions

§ 12212 - Alternative means of dispute resolution

§ 12213 - Severability

U.S. Code: Title 49 - TRANSPORTATION