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NYC May Revoke Charter Of Separate-Seating Bus Line

10/23/2011

New York City's Department of Transportation has threatened to revoke its contract with a bus company that makes women sit in the back.

The Private Transportation Corp. runs the public B110 bus route under a nearly 40-year-old franchise arrangement with the city. The bus runs between the heavily Orthodox Jewish-populated neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Borough Park. It does not run on the Jewish Sabbath and signs posted inside the bus ask female riders to pay the driver in the front and then board from the back door when the bus is crowded, according to the New York Times.

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