Certifications

[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 49, Volume 1]
[Revised as of October 1, 2005]
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                  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 section 18 of the Federal Transit Act 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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(name of authorized official)
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(title)
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(signature)
                  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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signature
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name of authorized official
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title
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date
                   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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signature
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name of authorized official
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title
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date
                     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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signature
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name of authorized official

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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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signature
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name of authorized official
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title
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date
                       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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signature
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name of authorized official
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title
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date
            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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signature

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name of authorized official
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title
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date