BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) - The Federal Highway Administration's Office of Civil Rights says the City of Beavercreek is in violation of the civil acts right when it denied the RTA's request to add a bus stop near the Mall at Fairfield Commons.
The ruling states, "FHWA Office of Civil Rights, having examined the facts and the law, finds that LEAD has provided sufficient evidence to support its Title VI allegations that African Americans have faced discriminator impact as a result of the city's decision to deny the RTA's application to install bus stops along Pentagon Boulevard in the city."
The FHWA now recommends that the city develop and implement a new transit stop plan for which the RTA can resubmit it's request to the new bus stops.
The Ohio Department of Transportation will oversee the city's response and assist it in the implementation.
Beavercreek leaders must now re-hear the RTA'S application for the three proposed bus stops.
The Leaders for Equality and Action in Dayton (LEAD) first made its complaint about the bus stop denial in August 2011. It said the city failed to comply with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI).
LEAD held rallies and flooded city meetings with their complaints, while the city said their decision was not based on race.
To read the complete decision, click here .
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