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.READ MORE: Wheeler's Arm, Hoskins' Bat Power Phillies Past Braves, 7-3
Under the agreement, the bus company will not exclude persons with disabilities and no longer requires the advance notice.READ MORE: Lower Moreland Will Not Mandate Masks In Schools After Tense Community Meeting
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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