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.
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.
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
Sasha Blair-Goldensohn relies on four subway elevators to get to work. If any one of those elevators breaks down, which Blair-Goldensohn estimates occurs an average of once every week, he said he struggles to make it to work and often receives no warning ahead of time, aboard his train or online.
The MTA’s subway elevators and escalators break down partially because the agency has neglected its maintenance of the equipment, according to a new audit from City Comptroller Scott Stringer.
WEST VILLAGE, Manhattan — If it seems like the escalators or elevators at your subway stop are often not working properly, it’s not just your imagination, the city’s top investigator said in a report released Monday.
Escalators and elevators in the city’s subway system are constantly breaking down and out of service because nearly 80 percent of them don’t get the maintenance they need, according to a new audit released Monday.
If Sue Susman were to take the subway from her Upper West Side residence to see her doctors at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center on West 165th Street, she would have to take a downtown-bound 1 train at 96th Street, get off at 59th Street, and then transfer to an uptown A or C train.
Under a new settlement, one of the nation’s largest movie theater chains, AMC, will adopt sweeping reforms to give blind customers access to devices that describe visual elements in films.