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FTA Probes MTC Civil Rights Policy, Casts Shadow on Funding Practices

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MTC’s Executive Director Steve Heminger, foreground, listens to public testimony against MTC’s plan to use federal stimulus funds for the Oakland Airport Connector last year. Photo: Matthew Roth The Federal Transit Administration has increased the likelihood the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the Bay Area’s regional transportation planning and funding body, will undergo a full civil […]

Advocates File Appeal in MTC Discrimination Case

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Transit justice advocates at a 2004 rally nine months before the suit was filed. Photo by Public Advocates Inc. Nearly a month after a San Francisco federal judge ruled against a discrimination lawsuit against the MTC on behalf of AC Transit riders of color, attorneys representing a broad coalition of riders, labor and environmental justice […]