MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement with a New Jersey bus company that it claimed unfairly excluded passengers with disabilities.

Federal prosecutors said Montclair-based DeCamp Bus Lines violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by mandating that such passengers provide 48 hours advance notice to secure a wheelchair-accessible bus. Customers without disabilities did not have to provide such notice.

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Under the agreement, the bus company will not exclude persons with disabilities and no longer requires the advance notice.

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The department of transportation requires all large, fixed-route motor coach buses must be 100 percent accessible to those with disabilities.

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