United Spinal Association v. N.Y. Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)Settlement Reached with MTA Improves Wheelchair Access at Dyckman Street Subway Station
In July of 2011, DRA reached a settlement with the N.Y. Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) that resulted in the installation of an elevator at the Dyckman Street subway station. DRA represented the United Spinal Association, whose members live with physical disabilities due to spinal cord injuries and disorders, in this lawsuit against the MTA.
The elevator will enable people who use wheelchairs or scooters to get on and off trains at the Dyckman Street station. This is a significant development because more than 80% of New York’s subways lack elevators, which largely exclude people who use wheelchairs and scooters from using this essential form of transit.