Train operator Amtrak to pay $2.25 million to settle discrimination claims

Train operator Amtrak to pay $2.25 million to settle discrimination claims


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Economy6 hours ago (Dec 02, 2020 02:25PM ET)

© Reuters. An Amtrak train is parked at the platform inside New York's Penn Station, the nation's busiest train hub, which will be closing tracks for repairs causing massive disruptions to commuters in New York City
© Reuters. An Amtrak train is parked at the platform inside New York’s Penn Station, the nation’s busiest train hub, which will be closing tracks for repairs causing massive disruptions to commuters in New York City

By Sarah N. Lynch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amtrak, the U.S. passenger railroad, will pay $2.25 million to resolve civil claims by the Justice Department that it discriminated against passengers with disabilities, and agreed to fix up train stations that failed to accommodate wheelchair-bo

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