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§ 168A‑8. Discrimination in public transportation.

It is a discriminatory practice for any transportation system providingtransportation to the general public to fail to ensure access to and thebenefits of public transportation to a qualified person with a disability;however, public transportation systems may use alternative methods to providetransportation for persons with a disability, as long as persons with adisability are offered transportation that, in relation to the transportationoffered to other persons, is:

(1)        In a similar geographic area of operation;

(2)        For fares not greater in price;

(3)        With similar or no restrictions as to trip purpose;

(4)        With reasonable response time; and

(5)        With similar hours of operations.

Nothing in this section shall apply to privately owned, local transitor transportation systems existing on October 1, 1985, or to interstate aircarriers complying with federal regulations promulgated by the CivilAeronautics Board and administered by the United States Department ofTransportation. (1985, c. 571, s.1; 1999‑160, s. 1.)