COURT SUSPENDS MTA ORDER.Byline: Harrison Sheppard Staff Writer
A federal appeals court has temporarily suspended a judge's order requiring the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to buy 385 buses, a decision which angered the Bus Riders Union, which has been pushing the agency to expand its service.
Earlier this year, in response to a lawsuit from the union, U.S. District Court Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr. required the MTA (1) (Message Transfer Agent or Mail Transfer Agent) The store and forward part of a messaging system. See messaging system.
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1. (messaging) MTA - Message Transfer Agent. to buy 297 replacement buses on top of purchases the agency was already planning in the next five years, and in the short term, buy 88 new buses by Jan. 3, 2000, to expand service.
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A MTA spokesman said the agency remains committed to expanding lines and replacing older vehicles, but it does not want to do so at the pace the judge required.
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2. ,'' said Marc Littman, an MTA spokesman. ``But we're going forward with the process of buying the 297. The thing we're not going to do is put 88 more buses in service by Jan. 3.''
He added that the agency already plans to add 166 new buses by the end of this year and is buying 2,095 replacement buses by the year 2004.
The decision disappointed the Bus Riders Union, which originally filed the lawsuit because it believed the MTA was discriminating dis·crim·i·nat·ing
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``Obviously, we think the 9th Circuit decision was wrong and the stay should not have been granted,'' said Erica Teasley, an attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund In 1940 the organization formerly known as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and now called the NAACP launched the Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF). Since its founding, the organization has been involved in more cases before the U.S. , which is representing the Bus Riders Union. ``The MTA has been dragging its feet for years now, and this will just delay the process.''
The two sides are required to file written briefs to support their positions in the appeal case next month, and the court is expected to schedule a hearing sometime next year.