BRU/MTA Timeline

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MTA hikes fares

August 1994

BRU/NAACP file lawsuit

September 1994

Settlement reached, consent decree signed

September 25, 1996

MTA stalls on bus purchases (325 buses)

March 1997

MTA cuts overnight service on 22 lines

December 1997

Bliss orders restoration of service

February 1998

MTA budgets for 161 new buses

June 1998

BRU threatens fare strike, demands 1600 buses

June 1998

MTA self-congrats for 495 new buses

August 1998

BRU No Seat, No Fare strike

August 1998

MTA admits out of compliance

September 1998

MTA approves purchase of 2,095 buses by 2004

September 1998

BRU demands 553 additional buses

January 1999

Bliss orders additional 532 buses

March 1999

MTA appeals March order

April 1999

MTA appeals Bliss order to Circuit Court

May 1999

Bliss reduces 532 -> 481

May 1999

Circuit Court orders MTA purchase 248 buses

August 2001

Circuit Court finds MTA out of compliance

September 1, 2001

MTA challenges Circuit Court ruling

September 22, 2001

MTA votes to go to Supreme Court

January 2002

Supreme Court declines to hear case

March 2002

MTA proposes rate hike

March 2003

Rate hike pases

March 2003

Bliss orders 145 more buses

January 2004

MTA appeals to Hatter

February 2004

Hatter upholds Bliss

June 2004

BRU requests fines on MTA

August 2004

Bliss rules no extension of decree

August 2004

MTA orders 200 buses to meet decree

September 2005

Decree expires

October 2006