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New York MTA Lawsuit over Accessibility

BrookeUBrookeU Moderator Posts: 176 Moderator
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I can't believe I forgot to post this last month! I just found it in my bookmarked pages. This is a good read, especially for anyone living in New York! It's a step in the right direction. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-new-york-subway-lawsuit/disability-rights-advocates-win-ruling-over-lack-of-nyc-subway-elevators-idUSKCN1QN2OC

TL;DR: Currently, less than 25% of NYC subway stations have elevators. MTA raced a station's stairs with new ones but failed to install and elevator. Lawsuit resulted in a ruling that in any future MTA renovations regarding usability, elevators must be installed unless it's technically infeasible, no matter how expensive it is.

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  • prc_Bethprc_Beth Moderator, Information Specialist Posts: 45 Information Specialist
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    This is great news! It is very sad that it took a lawsuit to make this happen but it is good that the issue will be address going forward.
  • ambercollieambercollie Moderator Posts: 137 Moderator
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    Agree, sad that it usually takes a lawsuit to change things like this.
    Good news though!
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