Coverage Archive

DNA Info

April 26, 2017

New York’s subway system is the least accessible in the country for people with disabilities, according to a pair of class-action lawsuits filed Tuesday against the MTA.

The Mighty

April 26, 2017

On Tuesday, April 25, two class action lawsuits were filed against New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), accusing it of systematically excluding people with disabilities due to a lack of accessible subway stations.

Time Out New York

April 26, 2017

New York’s subway system is one of the most robust in the world. It provides nearly 1.8 billion rides every year, giving the city the highest rate of public transportation usage out of any metropolitan area in the United States.

The New York Times

April 25, 2017

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority discriminates against people with disabilities because of its widespread lack of elevators and electric lifts in the subway system, rendering it significantly more inaccessible than other cities with large public transportation systems, according to two lawsuits filed on Tuesday.

NY1

April 25, 2017

There are 472 subway stations in the city, but not even a quarter of them are fully accessible to people with disabilities.

Long Beach Post

April 14, 2017

The City of Long Beach settled a class action lawsuit this week regarding failures in its infrastructure to accommodate persons with disabilities and will commence making fixes to those issues over the next 30 years at a price tag that could ultimately reach $250 million.

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.

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