The federal government has joined a 2016 lawsuit which alleges that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority was in violation of federal law when it did not include an elevator in a Bronx subway station that underwent major renovations and construction between October 2013 and May 2014.
A U.S. Attorney filed a lawsuit against the MTA and the New York City Transit Authority on Tuesday after they say the agencies failed to make a subway station in the Bronx accessible to people who are disabled.
The Justice Department is joining an existing federal lawsuit against the MTA because the agency didn’t add wheelchair access to one subway station in the Bronx during a multi-million dollar renovation.
The MTA has been hit with yet another lawsuit and this time it’s from the feds. United States Attorney Geoffrey Berman has filed suit against the MTA for failing to make its newly renovated subway stations accessible to the disabled, reports the New York Post.
The New York Times
Federal prosecutors on Tuesday accused the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of violating the rights of the disabled when the agency spent tens of millions to renovate a subway station without installing elevators, even after being told repeatedly that making the station accessible was mandatory and technically doable.
The U.S. government on Tuesday sued the agencies that run New York City’s subway, claiming they failed to make a Bronx station accessible to disabled people despite an expensive renovation.
The Wall Street Journal
Federal prosecutors have joined a lawsuit against the agency that runs New York City’s subway, accusing the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of violating federal law for not making a renovated station accessible to people with disabilities.
New York Daily News
The feds sued the MTA and NYC Transit Authority on Tuesday for renovating a Bronx subway station without making it accessible to the disabled.
News 12 The Bronx
PELHAM BAY – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York is joining a complaint against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that claims a Bronx subway stop is not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
City & State New York
Geoffrey S. Berman, President Donald Trump’s recently-appointed United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, defied expectations that he will hew to his boss’s anti-civil rights agenda, filing suit on Tuesday against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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