Coverage Archive

WSHU Public Radio

April 25, 2019

A lawsuit claims the Long Island Rail Road violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it didn’t install elevators at stations planned for infrastructure upgrades.

News12 Long Island

April 23, 2019

AMITYVILLE – A lawsuit accuses the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Long Island Rail Road of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act over wheelchair access at some stations.

SF Chronicle

March 22, 2019

The effort to open California’s parks to people of every ability has raised important questions about the proper balance of nature and civilization in public parks. Should trails be paved? Can a path formed thousands of years ago violate a 29-year-old law?

KQED

March 21, 2019

Federal complaint alleges that ride-hailing firm discriminates by failing to serve those who need to travel in wheelchair-accessible vehicles.

Forbes

March 20, 2019

This morning, the Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) filed a federal lawsuit against Lyft at The United States District Court for the Northern District of California. According to the complaint, the San Francisco-based ride-hailing app excludes persons with mobility disabilities who need wheelchair-accessible vehicles (WAVs) in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Bloomberg

March 6, 2019

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York must install elevators in all subway stations when its renovations involve the replacement of stairs, a federal judge ruled in a lawsuit brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Courthouse News Service

March 6, 2019

Slamming the years-long failure to build an elevator at a Bronx subway stop, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that disability access must be tackled every time New York undertakes a transit renovation.

Reuters

March 6, 2019

New York City’s transit authority violated federal disability law when it replaced a subway station’s stairs without installing an elevator, a federal judge has ruled, a decision that could require new elevators in future station renovations.

Curbed

November 21, 2018

A federal lawsuit accuses New York City of failing to ensure that students with diabetes can attend public school safely and with equal access to educational opportunities as their peers.