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 311 of these surveys are currently available to the public, and the remaining 34 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-9th Street
  • 7th Avenue
  • Hamilton Parkway
  • Ditmas Avenue
  • 18th Avenue
  • Avenue I
  • Bay Parkway (22nd Avenue)
  • 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

Bronx:

  • 205th Street
  • Tremont Avenue
  • 170th Street
  • 167th Street
  • 242nd Street
  • 238th Street
  • 225th Street
  • Fordham Road
  • 182nd-183rd Streets
  • 174th-175th Streets
  • Buhre Avenue
  • Middletown Road
  • Westchester Square
  • Zerega Avenue
  • Castle Hill Avenue
  • Parkchester-E. 177th Street
  • St. Lawrence Avenue
  • Soundview Avenue
  • Elder Avenue
  • Whitlock Avenue
  • Longwood Avenue
  •  East 149th Street
  • Cypress Avenue
  • Brook Avenue
  • 138th Street-3rd Avenue
  • Woodlawn
  • Mosholu Parkway
  • Bedford Park Blvd
  • Kingsbridge Road
  • 183rd Street
  • 176th Street
  • 167th Street
  • 241st Street
  • 238th Street
  • 225th Street
  • 219th Street
  •  Burke Avenue
  • Allerton Avenue
  • Bronx Park East
  • 174th Street
  • Freeman Street
  • Intervale Avenue
  • Prospect Avenue
  • Jackson Avenue
  • Dyre Avenue
  • Baychester Avenue
  •  Pelham Parkway
  • Morris Park

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
  • 135th Street
  • 116th Street
  • Cathedral Pkway (110th)
  • 96th Street
  • 86th Street
  • 81st Street
  • 72nd Street
  • 50th Street
  • 23rd Street
  • Spring Street
  • Canal Street
  • Chambers Street
  • 155th Street
  • 57th Street
  • Grand Street
  • 7th Avenue
  • 215th Street
  • 207th Street
  • Dyckman Street
  • 191st Street
  • 181st Street
  • 157th Street
  • 145th Street
  • 137th Street
  • 125th Street
  • Cathedral Parkway (110th Street)
  • 103rd Street
  • 86th Street
  • 79th Street
  • 50th Street
  • 28th Street
  • 23rd Street
  • 18th Street
  • 14th Street
  • 155th Street
  • 135th Street
  • Christopher Street
  • Houston Street
  • Canal Street
  • Franklin Street
  • Rector Street
  • Wall Street
  • 116th Street
  • 110th Street
  • 103rd Street
  • 96th Street
  • 86th Street
  • 77th Street
  • Spring Street
  • Wall Street
  • 148th Street
  • 145th Street

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

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