For more information contact, Elaine McGuire, Transportation Manager at 317-773-8781, ext. 113, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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The Hamilton County Transportation Advisory Committee meets in 2017 on:

March 8 at 9:00 AM
June 28 at 9:00 AM
September 21 at 9:00 AM
December 7 at 9:00 AM

The meetings are held at 1555 Westfield Road, Noblesville and are open to the public.

Hamilton County Express

Janus Developmental Services, Inc. operates an affordable, on demand public transit system for Hamilton County. The program is available to meet the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities as well as the general public.  Janus Developmental Services, Inc. is proud to offer this valuable community service.

Click here for information about the January 1, 2018 changes to HCE

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act

Janus Developmental Services, Inc. dba Hamilton County Express operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with Janus Developmental Services, Inc. dba Hamilton County Express.

For more information on the Janus Developmental Services, Inc. dba Hamilton County Express civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact 317-773-8781 (TTY 800-743-3333); email ccampoll@janus-inc.org; or visit our administrative office at 1555 Westfield Road, Noblesville, IN 46062.

A complainant may file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, DC, 20590.

If information is needed in another language, contact 317-773-8781 extension 131. Si se necesita informacion en otro idioma de contacto, 317-773-8781.

Click here for the Title VI Complaint Form.

Reasonable Modification

Janus Developmental Services, Inc. dba Hamilton County Express is committed to providing equal access and opportunity to qualified individuals with disabilities. Hamilton County Express (HCE) recognizes that in order to have equally effective opportunities and benefits, individuals with disabilities may need reasonable modifications to policies and procedures.  A reasonable modification is a change or exception to a policy, practice or procedure that allows disabled individuals to have equal access to programs, services and activities.  HCE will make reasonable modifications to policies, practices and procedures when necessary to ensure access to transit services for qualified individuals with disabilities, unless:

  • Making the accommodation would fundamentally alter the nature of the public transportation service.
  • Making the accommodation would create a direct threat to the health or safety of other passengers.
  • The individual with a disability is able to fully use HCE without the accommodation being made.

 

Whenever feasible, HCE requests that individuals make such requests for modifications before HCE is expected to provide the modified service.  To request a reasonable modification or obtain more information, contact 317-773-8781 (TTY 800-743-3333) and ask to speak to the Transportation Manager, email ccampoll@janus-inc.org or write to or visit our administrative office at Janus Developmental Services, 1555 Westfield Road, Noblesville, IN 46062.  

HCE will process requests and then provide modifications, where appropriate, in as short a time frame as reasonably possible.  As soon as deciding about providing a modification, HCE will immediately communicate the decision to the individual.  HCE will issue a notification of the decision in writing.  

Any person who believes they have been discriminated against in obtaining a reasonable modification may file a complaint by completing and submitting a HCE Reasonable Modification Complaint Form.  HCE investigates complaints received no more than 30 days after receipt.  After HCE investigates the complaint, a decision will be rendered in writing to the complainant.  If a complainant disagrees with the decision of HCE, an opportunity to appeal the decision may be pursued provided the complainant files notice of appeal within 21 days of HCE’s initial decision.  In the event of appeal, the complainant will be granted all due process, including the ability to present additional evidence, present the case in person during an appeal hearing, and to be represented by counsel.

Hamilton County Express Success Story

Becky Moore, director of Mephibosheth Ministries at Cicero Christian Church, called our office with the story of a young gentleman by the name of Tony. Tony attended their summer camp program and expressed that he would like to attend the Adult Day Program sponsored by the church. Tony lives in the southern most corner of Hamilton County, and needs transportation to Cicero in the morning and evening two days a week. Transporting Tony to the program could only happen because Hamilton County Express is able to assist Tony, Becky explains. Tony is in a wheelchair, his caretaker is not able to transport him, and his parents work. With the help of Becky Moore and the caretaker alerting Janus, Hamilton County Express has been able to transport Tony on a weekly basis to the program he loves. Tony’s driver has shared how much Tony loves riding the bus, interacting with other riders, and just taking in the scenery on the way to and from Cicero. The simple act of providing a ride enables Tony to access his community and become a contributing member of a program that means so much to him.