gender segregation

Segregated Bus Line Tacitly Sanctioned For Decades

After nearly 40 years, Borough Park-Williamsburg shuttle with city franchise is prohibited from seating women in back.

10/25/2011
Assistant Managing Editor

Faced with the choice of losing its franchise with the city or allowing women riders to sit where they please, a Brooklyn bus line that is authorized and monitored by New York’s Department of Transportation says it won’t engage in gender segregation.

Traveling from Borough Park to Williamsburg, the B110 serves mostly Orthodox riders. Photos by Michael Datikash

Bus Gender Segregation Can Continue, With Caveats, Supreme Court Rules

01/06/2011

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Gender segregation on public buses can continue as long as passengers agree, Israel's Supreme Court ruled.

The practice may continue on dozens of bus lines serving the haredi Orthodox community, known as "Mehadrin" lines, as long as passengers are not coerced and no violence erupts, the ruling, issued Thursday, said.

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