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An Ongoing Battle for Better Bus Stop Access

Advocacy groups in the Dayton, Ohio region have found repeated reasons to push malls and the RTA transit system for improved access to malls. Lawsuits and federal mandates have ensued.
October 29, 2016, 5am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"After years of protest and nearly a year since a federal lawsuit was filed, local rights groups say a bus stop close to an entrance at the Dayton Mall [in Miami Township, Ohio] is no closer to reality," report Chris Stewart and Sharahn D. Boykin.

"The lawsuit, filed last December, said the mall is discriminating against the disabled and violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by not providing easier access," according to the article. "The lawsuit doesn’t seek monetary damages but asks the court to require the mall to allow buses to stop at entrances."

The groups Leaders for Equality and Action in Dayton (LEAD) and Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE) are leading the cause to get better access to the Dayton Mall, following a similar action in 2013 "to get RTA buses access to Beavercreek near the Mall at Fairfield Commons," on the other side of the Dayton region.

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Published on Saturday, October 15, 2016 in Dayton Daily News
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