Coverage Archive

Gazettes

April 14, 2017

Long Beach will spend more than $125 million over the next three decades to make sidewalks and crosswalks accessible to people with disabilities.

The Long Beach Press-Telegram

April 12, 2017

Long Beach will be required to spend roughly $200 million over three decades to bring its curbs and sidewalks into compliance with Americans With Disability Act mandates, attorneys announced this week.

The New York Times

April 11, 2017

Sasha Blair-Goldensohn, a New Yorker who now uses a wheelchair, describes the challenges of having to navigate the city’s subway stations that do not have the proper modifications for people with disabilities.

Pleasanton Patch

April 7, 2017

EAST BAY, CA – BART officials responded to a federal discrimination lawsuit filed by disabled transit riders Wednesday by saying they share the passengers’ concerns and are trying to work on the problems.

ABC 7 News

April 6, 2017

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — A class action lawsuit has been filed against BART by people with disabilities who are alleging that filthy elevators and broken escalators amount to discrimination.

SFist

April 6, 2017

A lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court yesterday points out what any BART rider already knows: Elevators and escalators on the regional transit system are chronically broken or unusably filthy.

Curbed San Francisco

April 6, 2017

BART’s reliably unreliable escalators constantly frustrate commuters with frequent breakdowns and long repair times. Now two local groups have sued the transit agency, claiming that the condition of escalators and elevators discriminates against the disabled.

Mashable

April 5, 2017

The ride-hailing company this week joined with the National Federation of the Blind for a partnership that promises to increase awareness of blind passengers’ rights, advocate for effective public policies and expand transportation options for blind passengers and those with low vision.

SFGate

April 5, 2017

BART’s disgusting elevators, often sprayed with urine and populated with piles of poop, are unpleasant for everyone.

The San Francisco Examiner

April 5, 2017

Frequently out of service BART elevators may be a nuisance to able bodied people, but to people with disabilities it can be a detriment to everyday life, critics say.

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