DRA victory for transparency, MTA surveys reveal nearly every subway station could be accessible to all

In early 2018, the MTA and then-New York City Transit President Andy Byford announced a plan to study the feasibility of making every New York City subway station ADA accessible. The study was announced as a major component of the MTA’s accessibility efforts and eventually cost the MTA nearly $18 million. In October 2018, DRA filed a request under New York’s Freedom of Information Law to get access to these important documents. The MTA refused.

After a long battle, which included taking the MTA to court, the MTA agreed to release the surveys to the public with some redactions. The surveys clearly show that the MTA could make nearly every subway station in the system accessible to all New Yorkers, but they have chosen not to do so. For more information about the surveys, see here.

Under the settlement agreement between DRA and the MTA, the surveys, including proposed accessibility solutions for each of the 360 currently inaccessible stations, will be available to the public.

You can request the surveys from the MTA or email mtasurvey@dralegal.org to request an electronic copy of one or more of the surveys. If you request a survey from DRA, the response time may vary based on the number of requests.

The first 338 of these surveys are currently available to the public, and the remaining seven will be available shortly. The list of currently available surveys is below and will be updated after DRA receives the final surveys.

Brooklyn:

  • Union Street
  • 9th Street
  • Prospect Ave
  • 25th Street
  • 36th Street
  • 45th Street
  • 53rd Street
  • Bay Ridge Avenue
  • 77th Street
  • 86th Street
  • 7th Ave
  • Parkside Avenue
  • Church Avenue
  • Beverley Road
  • Cortelyou Road
  • Newkirk Plaza
  • Avenue H
  • Avenue J
  • Avenue M
  • Avenue U
  • Neck Road
  • Sheepshead Bay
  • Brighton Beach
  • Ocean Parkway
  • West 8 Street-NY Aquarium
  • 9th Ave
  • Hamilton Parkway
  • 50th Street
  • 55th Street
  • 71st Street
  • 79th Street
  • 18th Ave
  • 20th Ave
  • 25th Ave
  • Bay 50th Street
  • Hamilton Parkway
  • 18th Ave
  • 20th Ave
  • Bay Parkway
  • Kings Highway
  • Avenue U
  • 86th Street
  • Cypress Hills
  • Crescent Street
  • Norwood Ave
  • Cleveland Street
  • Van Siclen Ave
  • Alabama Ave
  • Chauncey Street
  • Halsey Street
  • Gates Ave
  • Kosciuszko Street
  • Myrtle Ave
  • Lorimer Street
  • Hewes Street
  • Knickerbocker Ave
  • Central Ave
  • Lorimer Street
  • Graham Ave
  • Grand Street
  • Montrose Ave
  • Morgan Ave
  • Jefferson Street
  • Dekalb Ave
  • Halsey Street
  • Wilson Ave
  • Bushwick Ave
  • Atlantic Ave
  • Sutter Ave
  • New Lots Ave
  • East 105th Street
  • Botanic Gardens
  • High Street
  • Hoyt & Schermerhorn
  • Nostrand Avenue
  • Kingston-Throop
  • Ralph Avenue
  • Rockaway Avenue
  • Liberty Avenue
  • Van Siclen Avenue
  • Shepherd Avenue
  • York Street
  • Carroll Street
  • Smith-9thStreet
  • 7thAvenue
  • Hamilton Parkway
  • Ditmas Avenue
  • 18thAvenue
  • Avenue I
  • Bay Parkway (22ndAvenue)
  • Avenue N
  • Avenue P
  • Kings Highway
  • Avenue U
  • Avenue X
  • Neptune Avenue
  • Nassau Avenue
  • Broadway
  • Flushing Avenue
  • Myrtle-Willoughby
  • Bedford-Nostrand Avenue
  • Classon Avenue
  • Clinton & Washington
  • Fulton Street
  • Clark Street
  • Hoyt Street
  • Nevins Street
  • Bergen Street
  • Grand Army Plaza
  • Nostrand Avenue
  • Kingston Avenue
  • Sutter Avenue
  • Saratoga Avenue
  • Rockaway Avenue
  • Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Van Siclen Avenue
  • President Street
  • Sterling Street
  • Winthrop Street
  • Beverly Road
  • Lafayette Avenue
  • Prospect Park-15th Street

Bronx:

  • 205thStreet
  • Tremont Avenue
  • 170thStreet
  • 167thStreet
  • 242ndStreet
  • 238thStreet
  • 225thStreet
  • Fordham Road
  • 182nd-183rdStreets
  • 174th-175thStreets
  • Buhre Avenue
  • Middletown Road
  • Westchester Square
  • Zerega Avenue
  • Castle Hill Avenue
  • Parkchester-E. 177thStreet
  • Lawrence Avenue
  • Soundview Avenue
  • Elder Avenue
  • Whitlock Avenue
  • Longwood Avenue
  • East 149th Street
  • Cypress Avenue
  • Brook Avenue
  • 138thStreet-3rd Avenue
  • 138th Street-Grand Concourse
  • Woodlawn
  • Mosholu Parkway
  • Bedford Park Blvd
  • Kingsbridge Road
  • 183rdStreet
  • 176thStreet
  • 167thStreet
  • 241stStreet
  • 238thStreet
  • 225thStreet
  • 219thStreet
  • Burke Avenue
  • Allerton Avenue
  • Bronx Park East
  • 174thStreet
  • Freeman Street
  • Intervale Avenue
  • Prospect Avenue
  • Jackson Avenue
  • Dyre Avenue
  • Baychester Avenue
  • Pelham Parkway
  • Morris Park
  • Norwood-205th Street
  • East 143rd Street
  • Burnside Avenue
  • Eden Avenue
  • East Tremont-West Farms

Manhattan:

  • Lexington Avenue
  • 5th Avenue
  • 49th Street
  • 28th Street
  • Union Square
  • 8th Street
  • Prince Street
  • Canal Street
  • Rector Street
  • Whitehall Street
  • Court Street
  • Essex Street
  • 6th Ave
  • 3rd Ave
  • Dyckman Street (200th St)
  • 190th Street
  • 181st Street
  • 163rd Street
  • 135thStreet
  • 116thStreet
  • Cathedral Pkway (110th)
  • 96thStreet
  • 86thStreet
  • 81stStreet
  • 72ndStreet
  • 50thStreet
  • 23rdStreet
  • Spring Street
  • Canal Street
  • Chambers Street
  • 155thStreet
  • 57thStreet
  • Grand Street
  • 7thAvenue
  • 215thStreet
  • 207thStreet
  • Dyckman Street
  • 191stStreet
  • 181stStreet
  • 157thStreet
  • 145thStreet
  • 137thStreet
  • 125thStreet
  • Cathedral Parkway (110thStreet)
  • 103rdStreet
  • 86thStreet
  • 79thStreet
  • 50thStreet
  • 28thStreet
  • 23rdStreet
  • 18thStreet
  • 14thStreet
  • 155thStreet
  • 135thStreet
  • Christopher Street
  • Houston Street
  • Canal Street
  • Franklin Street
  • Rector Street
  • Wall Street
  • 116thStreet
  • 110thStreet
  • 103rdStreet
  • 96thStreet
  • 86thStreet
  • 77thStreet
  • Spring Street
  • Wall Street
  • 148thStreet
  • 145thStreet
  • City Hall
  • 2nd Avenue
  • 33rd Street
  • Astor Place

Queens:

  • Ditmars Boulevard
  • Grand Ave-30th Ave
  • Broadway
  • Washington Ave-36th Ave
  • Beebe Ave-39th Ave
  • 121st Street
  • 111th Street
  • 104th Street
  • Elderts Lane
  • Forest Ave
  • Seneca Ave
  • 80thStreet (Hudson Street)
  • 88thStreet (Boyd Avenue)
  • 104thStreet Oxford Avenue
  • 111st Greenwood Avenue
  • Aqueduct – North Conduit Avenue
  • Beach 90thStreet (Holland)
  • Beach 98thStreet (Playland)
  • Beach 105thStreet (Seaside)
  • Beach 67thStreet (Gaston)
  • Beach 60thStreet (Straiton)
  • Beach 44thStreet (Frank Avenue)
  • Beach 36thStreet (Edgemere)
  • Beach 25thStreet (Wavecrest)
  • 169thStreet
  • Parsons Blvd.
  • Sutphin Blvd.
  • Van Wyck Blvd.
  • 75thAvenue
  • Grand Avenue
  • 65thStreet
  • Northern Blvd.
  • 46thStreet
  • Steinway Street
  • 36thStreet
  • Ely Avenue-23rd
  • Van Alst Avenue
  • Forest Parkway – 85thStreet
  • Broad Channel
  • 67thAvenue
  • 63rdDrive
  • Elmhurst Avenue
  • Willets Point
  • 111thStreet
  • 103rdStreet
  • 90thStreet-Elmhurst
  • 82ndStreet-Jackson Hts.
  • Fisk Avenue (69th)
  • Lincoln Avenue (52nd)
  • Bliss Street (46th)
  • Lowery Street (40th)
  • Rawson Street-33 St.
  • Queensboro Plaza
  • Hunters Point
  • Rockaway Boulevard
  • Woodhaven Boulevard

Staten Island:

  • Stapleton
  • Grasmere
  • Old Town
  • Jefferson Avenue
  • Grant City
  • New Dorp
  • Oakwood Heights
  • Bay Terrace
  • Eltingville
  • Annadale
  • Huguenot
  • Princes Bay
  • Pleasant Plains
  • Richmond Valley
  • Tompkinsville
  • Clifton