MTA STANCE DECRIED.Byline: Troy Anderson Staff Writer
Mass transit mass transit, public transportation systems designed to move large numbers of passengers. Types and Advantages
Mass transit refers to municipal or regional public shared transportation, such as buses, streetcars, and ferries, open to all on a activists denounced the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Tuesday, accusing it of intentional in·ten·tion·al
1. Done deliberately; intended: an intentional slight. See Synonyms at voluntary.
2. Having to do with intention. discrimination for trying to set aside a court-approved agreement that requires the agency to improve bus service for the poor and minorities.
``This is just the latest set of MTA (1) (Message Transfer Agent or Mail Transfer Agent) The store and forward part of a messaging system. See messaging system.
(2) See M Technology Association.
1. (messaging) MTA - Message Transfer Agent. legal stalling tactics,'' said Cynthia Rojas, an organizer with the Bus Riders Union. ``They started off by violating the civil rights of 400,000 bus riders and then violating the federal consent decree A settlement of a lawsuit or criminal case in which a person or company agrees to take specific actions without admitting fault or guilt for the situation that led to the lawsuit.
A consent decree is a settlement that is contained in a court order. they willingly signed in 1996. And now they are calling for the dismantling dis·man·tle
tr.v. dis·man·tled, dis·man·tling, dis·man·tles
a. To take apart; disassemble; tear down.
b. of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.''
Using a recent decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that limited the impact of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, MTA lawyers filed a nine-page brief May 10 asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden to terminate the consent decree that transit agency signed with the Bus Riders Union.
The circuit appeals court asked the transit agency to file the brief in light of the recent Supreme Court decision that placed new limitations on the rights of organizations like the Bus Riders Union to sue agencies under the 1964 Civil Rights Act, MTA spokesman Marc Littman said Tuesday.
``It's up to the court to decide whether the consent decree can be enforced,'' Littman said. ``But no matter what they do with the consent decree, we'll comply with the basic principle of the consent decree to improve bus service.''