County, U.S. Attorneys to review Southridge's bus stop move

CREATED Jan 5, 2014

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GREENDALE -- The decision by Southridge mall to move a bus stop from near the entrances to the edge of a parking lot is prompting a review by both Milwaukee County and US Attorneys.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the case has been referred to federal investigators to determine whether or not the move violates the Americans with Disabilities Act or other civil rights law.

The bus stop was moved in November from near the Sears entrance to a location about 1,000 feet from the mall near 76th and Edgerton.

Both County officials and advocates for the disabled protested the move, saying it's dangerous and makes it harder for eldery patrons and people with disabilities to access the shopping center.

Mall management maintains that the move was made with safety reasons in mind. 

The U.S. Attorney's office is currently reviewing the case.