LeeTran's Compliance Coordinator
Ranice E. Monroe, Ed.D.
Lee County Transit - LeeTran
3401 Metro Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Ph: (239) 533-0374
Fax: (239) 278-7801
Role of the Compliance Coordinator (CC):
The compliance coordinator is primarily responsible for overseeing compliance within LeeTran, and ensuring compliance with laws, regulatory requirements, policies and procedures.
As the compliance leader and subject matter expert, the CC is responsible for establishing standards and implementing procedures to ensure that the compliance programs throughout LeeTran are effective and efficient in identifying, preventing, detecting and correcting noncompliance with applicable laws and regulations.
The CC has to provide reasonable assurance to management that there are effective and efficient policies and procedures in place, well understood and respected by all employees, and that the department is complying with all regulatory requirements.
Lee County Policies
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance.
Lee County and LeeTran does not tolerate discrimination in any of its programs, services or activities. Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and other federal and state authorities, LeeTran will not exclude anyone from participation, deny benefits, or discriminate against anyone on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, income or family status.
2018-2021 Title VI Program.pdf
Title VI Complaint Procedures & Forms
Title VI Complaint Procedures and Form - English.pdf
Title VI Complaint Procedures and Form - Spanish.pdf
Title VI Complaint Procedures and Form - Creole.pdf
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program
LeeTran Equal Employment Opportunity Program.pdf
Lee County and LeeTran have a strong commitment to the community we serve and our employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, sex, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, or any other categories protected under federal or state law.
LeeTran is a recipient of FTA funding assistance and is therefore subject to EEO compliance conditions associated with the use of these funds pursuant to 49 U.S.C. Section 5332 and FTA Circular 4704.1A.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications.
ParaTransit Transportation – Passport a Service of LeeTran
The Department of Transportation has revised its rules under ADA and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It now specifically provides that transportation agencies are required to make reasonable modifications/accommodations to policies, practices and procedures to avoid discrimination and ensure that their programs are accessible to individuals with disabilities.
LeeTran is committed to providing safe, reliable, efficient, and accessible service to its customers. To ensure equality and fairness, LeeTran will make reasonable modifications to policies and procedures to ensure that individuals with disabilities have equal access to all of its services.
Exceptions would include modifications that:
- Cause a direct threat to the health and safety of others;
- Result in a fundamental alteration of the service;
- Are not actually necessary in order for the individual with a disability to access LeeTran's services; or
- Result in undue financial and administrative burden
Anyone who requires a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a LeeTran program or service should contact:
Lee County Transit - LeeTran
3401 Metro Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33901
LeeTran's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program
LeeTran has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 26. LeeTran has received federal financial assistance from the USDOT and, as a condition of receiving this assistance, LeeTran has signed an assurance that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.
It is the policy of LeeTran to ensure that DBEs as defined in Part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in USDOT-assisted contracts. It is also LeeTran's policy to:
- Ensure nondiscrimination in the award and administration of USDOT-assisted contracts in LeeTran's federal financial assistance programs;
- Create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for USDOT-assisted contracts;
- Ensure that LeeTran's DBE program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable law;
- Ensure that only firms that fully meet 49 CFR Part 26 eligibility standards are permitted to participate as DBEs;
- Help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in USDOT-assisted contracts;
- Promote the use of DBEs in all types of federally-assisted contacts and procurement activities;
- Assist in developing firms that can compete successfully in the marketplace, outside the DBE program; and,
- Provide appropriate flexibility to recipients of federal financial assistance in establishing and providing opportunities for DBEs.
Pursuant to Title 49 CFR Part 26, LeeTran set forth its Triennial DBE Goal for the three-year Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) goal period of 2020-2022 (October 1, 2019, through September 30, 2021).
LeeTran's overall goal for FY2020 through FY2022 is four percent (4%) for FTA-assisted contracts. The DBE goal will be reviewed annually and updated every three years in accordance with FTA regulations. LeeTran estimates that the overall goal of four percent (4%) will be obtained from race-neutral participation and zero percent (0%) through race-conscious measures.
Florida Gulf Coast's Student Development Center
LeeTran uses the services of Florida Gulf Coast University's (FGCU) Student Development Center to assist DBEs in registration, preparing for bids, and matching them with contract opportunities from agencies that buy their good and services.
Lee County Procurement
Information about projects currently out for bid, how to get on the County's Bidder's/Vendor's list and other related information; as well as information relating to the procurement of services and supplies for Lee County, can be found at the following links:
Anyone believing they may have been discriminated against for prohibited reasons in pursuing opportunities to do business with Lee County should contact Glen Salyer, Assistant to the Lee County Manager, at (239) 533-2221 to discuss their concerns.
Lee County Limited English Proficiency Plan
Title VI Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Policy Plan.pdf
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
Charter Bus Regulations