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About

The Interurban Trolley provides public transit services in Elkhart and Goshen, Indiana. Since 1999, the Michiana Area Council of Governments has administered what has become a five route system, plus a complementary paratransit service called Interurban Trolley Access. The Trolley is operated by a service provider, running on weekdays from 5:00am to 8:00pm and Saturdays from 5:00am to 7:00pm.

The Trolley provides easy, affordable public transit along the corridors connecting Elkhart and Goshen residents and visitors to its major points of commerce between the two cities. The Trolley also provides a viable connection to the South Bend and Mishawaka areas via transfer point with Transpo; providing greater access and quality of life for the Michiana region.

Title VI

The Michiana Area Council of Governments agrees to operate the Interurban Trolley and ADA Access Services without regard to race, color, or national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

If you feel that you have fallen victim to a discriminatory practice under Title VI on the basis of race, color, or national origin you may call MACOG at 574-674-8894 between the weekday hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm or by email to macogdir@macog.com.

Public comments and Title VI nondiscrimination complaints may be emailed to macogdir@macog.com or mailed to MACOG at:

MACOG

Attn: Civil Rights Officer

227 W. Jefferson Blvd.

1120 County-City Building

South Bend, IN 46601

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DBE Program

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

The Federal Transit Administration Office of Civil Rights is responsible for monitoring FTA recipients' DBE programs and ensuring their compliance with DOT's DBE regulations. The Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) is responsible for administering the federally mandated Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program for the Interurban Trolley. The DBE Program seeks to ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts in the Department's transit's financial assistance programs and to create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts.

DBE Goal Determination

MACOG's overall DBE goal for the period of 2019-2022 is 0%. Every three years the DBE goal will be updated for all federally assisted contract expenditures. The proposed overall DBE goal is calculated using a methodology approved by the FTA that considers the availability of ready, willing and able DBE firms to perform the work required on projects/contracts MACOG's expects to award during that period, as compared to the overall availability of firms to perform such work.

The Policy Statement can be found here. MACOG has agreed to comply with 49 CFR Part 26 as part of its DBE Program. MACOG utilizes the States UCP as its certifying agency. Interested in becoming a certified DBE go to the INDOT website for additional information. For a list of current certified DBE's go to the Indiana DBE Directory.

MACOG requests that any qualified DBE firm that may be able to supply transit parts, supplies, or services submit a summary of service, brochure, catalog, and/or letter of interest stipulating qualifications in the area of service to:

MACOG

Attention: DBE Program

227 West Jefferson Blvd

1120 City-County Building

South Bend, IN 46601

For further information or guidance, please contact MACOG's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Liaison Office (DBELO) at (574) 287-1829 or macogdir@macog.com attention "DBE Program"

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ADA Policies

Reasonable Modifications

The Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) overseeing the Interurban Trolley provides reasonable modifications to individuals with disabilities by making changes to policies, practices, and procedures if needed by an individual with a disability to enable him or her to participate in Interurban Trolley services subject to several exceptions. These exceptions include when the modification would cause a direct threat to the health or safety of others, would result in a fundamental alteration of the service, would not actually be necessary in order for the individual with a disability to access Interurban Trolley service or would result in an undue financial or administrative burden.

To request a Reasonable Modification please contact MACOG at 574-674-8894 between the weekday hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, by email to macogdir@macog.com, or by mail to

MACOG

Attention: ADA Reasonable Modification

227 West Jefferson Blvd

1120 City-County Building

South Bend, IN 46601

Filing an ADA Complaint

The Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) agrees to operate the Interurban Trolley in full compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

To file an ADA Complaint please contact MACOG at 574-674-8894 between the weekday hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, by email to macogdir@macog.com, or by mail to

MACOG

Attention: ADA Compliance Officer

227 West Jefferson Blvd

1120 City-County Building

South Bend, IN 46601

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Procurement

There are currently no procurement opportunities at this time

If you have any questions or would like the most current information on procurement bids, please contact MACOG at (574) 674-8894 or email us at macogdir@macog.com.

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