NEW YORK (AP) An active transport diagram, which is used by transit agencies and others to track their trips, is the subject of a federal lawsuit alleging it violates privacy rights.
Passengers are now required to be on the bus, train, streetcar or streetcar platform to use it.
The lawsuit says the diagrams are not for use by transit riders.
Passenger mode on the subway is being phased out, and there is a new active transport system that includes the bus and train but no subway, according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in New York, claims that “the current system violates passengers’ rights by making passengers appear on public transportation while they are actually at home.”
The plaintiffs are also seeking injunctions to prevent the release of the diagrams.
They say the information about where passengers are on public transit is essential to providing riders with reliable and convenient information on where they are traveling.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is not a party to the suit, which was filed in federal court.