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 an 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.
Hon. Scott Stringer, New York City Comptroller
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
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