This morning as I checked social media, I noticed there was a trending NYT article entitled “Tired Of The Subways? Blame Andrew Cuomo.” It talked all about how the MTA was failing the NYC customer, how the system was outdated and how Governor Cuomo has dropped the ball.
San Francisco Examiner
Just as BART announced the opening of Warm Springs Station, I sat in my wheelchair at Powell Station wondering if the elevator doors would open at all — they didn’t.
Rooted in Rights
New York City’s (NYC’s) public transportation system is notoriously inaccessible. Only about one in every five subway stations is wheelchair accessible.
NBC New York
Imagine trying to get around the New York City subway system in a wheelchair.
Multiple Sclerosis News Today
Have you ever been on a New York City subway? I grew up in the Big Apple, and I used to love riding the subway as a kid. I’d travel all over the city without a problem. Not so today. Not so since MS changed my track.
New York City has the least wheelchair accessible subway system in the nation, according to a pair of class action lawsuits filed against the Metropolitan Transit Authority on April 25.
The city’s subway system is under dual attack over its lack of accessibility for people requiring elevators or escalators; and for its general maintenance of those which the system already has.
The Purchase Phoenix
Purchase College parking employees harassed a disabled student and the college has failed to comply with federal and state disability law, a class-action lawsuit alleges.
NY Daily News
A pair of class action lawsuits and a city audit point to the obvious: A subway system with spotty to awful elevator service leaves people in wheelchairs hanging.
The reason behind the incessant breakdown of the subway’s escalators and elevators? Nearly 80 percent of them do not receive the necessary maintenance by the MTA
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