Detroit Metropolitan Airport settles lawsuit over ground transportation relocation


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ROMULUS, Michigan — The Wayne County Airport Authority has settled a lawsuit with advocates for the disabled and elderly over relocating public transportation services at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Airport officials said Friday that the pick-up and drop-off location for shuttles and buses will remain at the ground transportation center, where it moved last month. But the authority has agreed to reconfigure parking positions, improve signs and shelters and provide a phone for passenger assistance.

The federal lawsuit said the change violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by forcing transportation companies to load passengers in an inaccessible area.

An attorney for the advocates says in the airport statement that the agreement boosts safety, convenience and accessibility for everyone.

The airport is located in the Detroit suburb of Romulus.

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