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Access Denied: Making the MTA Subway System Accessible to All New Yorkers

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and New York City Transit (NYCT) operate the least accessible major subway system in the country for people who require stair-free access. Nearly 30 years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, only 23% of the city’s subway stations have elevators. These elevators break down often, rendering even fewer stations accessible to those with mobility impairments.
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