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In 1994, a coalition including the BRU, LSCS, Korean Immigrant Workers Advocates and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund filed class action civil rights lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for its racist and discriminatory policies. The suit charged that LACMTA used Federal funds in a discriminatory manner, which is prohibited by Title IV of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, to bring subways and new buses to typically white suburbs at the expense of immmigrant and minority urban areas<ref name="Bus Riders Union" />.
The matter was settled before the and resulted in the 1996 MTA/BRU Consent Decree Compliance. This 10-year agreement obligated the LACMTA to make the bus system and the transit a funding priority.
=== 1996 MTA/BRU Consent Decree ===
The 10 year decree mandated several changes<ref>Burgos, R., & Pulido, L. (1998). The politics of gender in the Los Angeles bus riders' union/Sindicato de Pasajeros. Capitalism Nature Socialism, 9(3), 75-82.</ref>:
* Reinstating a monthly and biweekly bus pass and creation of weekly bus pass
* Bus fare reduction
* Reduction of bus overcrowding
* New Service lines to major centers of employment, education and healthcare throughout the county
* Prioritize funding for buses and rides for the transit-dependent
==== Stop the Transit Cuts Campaign ====