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U.S. DOJ Reaches Agreement to Extend the Consent Decree with the City of Jackson, MS and its Public Transportation System

March 11, 2015
Source: Department of Justice

The Department of Justice filed a joint motion today to extend the Consent Decree in a lawsuit brought against the City of Jackson, MS (the City) related to its public transportation system, including its fixed route bus system, known as JATRAN. The proposal would extend the decree until September 30, 2016 to give the City additional time to comply with the terms of the consent decree that require it to maintain wheelchair lifts/ramps in operative condition; cycle the lifts/ramps each morning and record the results; remove buses without operable lifts/ramps from service; perform preventative maintenance on the accessibility features of its buses; establish an ADA Coordinator who is responsible for the day-to-day compliance of JATRAN with title II of the ADA; and maintain and report certain data and records, including each lift/ramp malfunction and subsequent service, preventative maintenance, and paratransit telephone access.

To find out more about this extension of the consent decree or the ADA, access the ADA website at or call the Justice Department toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 or 800-514-0383 (TDD)

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