Access Delayed

A Panel Discussion

Link to the archived livestream of the event.

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

 

Event is free and open to the public