Access Delayed

UPDATE: This event is full, but will be live-streamed on Twitter beginning at 6:30pm EST.

Twenty-eight years after the Americans With Disabilities Act, merely 24% of New York’s subway stations are available to people who use wheelchairs, the elderly, and all ​riders who require elevators.​ With new leadership at New York City Transit and a​n agency ​commitment to ​full accessibility by 2034, we may see a far more accessible subway system in our lifetimes.

Join TransitCenter and our panel with New York City Transit’s president, leading elected officials, and accessibility advocates to explore how New York found itself with the least accessible subway system in the country, and how we can correct this long-standing injustice.

Opening remarks:
Hon. Scott Stringer, New York City Comptroller

Panelists:

Andy Byford, President
New York City Transit

Hon. Michael Gianaris, New York State Senate District 12, Democratic Conference Chair​

Monica Bartley, Community Organizer,
Center for Independence of the Disabled NY

Emily Seelenfreund, Attorney, Disability Rights Advocates

Moderator:

Chris Pangilinan, Program Director, TransitCenter

Tuesday, July 17, 6-8pm
(Doors open at 6pm; Program begins at 6:30pm)
One Whitehall Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Event is free and open to the public; MUST RSVP here to attend