CHICAGO
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

CTA Racism: Lawsuit Alleges Discrimination In Money Allocation

Racial discrimination favoring white transit riders over minorities in the Chicago area has led to public funding disparities that benefit Metra and shortchange the CTA, according to a lawsuit filed today.

The civil rights lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago is a class-action complaint against the state of Illinois, the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Regional Transportation Authority and Metra.

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