City Responds to Federal Civil Rights Complaint about #ErieViaduct

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Almost five weeks after the May 21 due date, the City of Erie filed it's response to the Federal Complaint calling for a Viaduct Demolition Delay and the first Public Hearing on the flawed 2012-3 study by five traffic engineers.

The Erie Times-News reported today that the Complaint states that "razing the viaduct, at East 12th Street and East Avenue, would violate the civil rights of the plaintiffs under the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, U.S. Department of Transportation regulations, federal environmental justice provisions and the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which addresses citizenship rights and equal protection under the law." In response, the ETN reports that "the City wants viaduct lawsuit dismissed."