Accessibility

September 16, 2019
TransitCenter’s Statement on the Draft MTA 2020-2024 Capital Plan

New York's MTA has released a draft outline of its 2020-2024 Capital Program. Here's TransitCenter's official statement on the announcement.

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August 1, 2019
TransitCenter to MTA: Prioritize Accessibility in the Current Capital Program

Today TransitCenter, along with other disability-rights organizations, sent a letter to MTA Chairman Pat Foye, urging the agency to amend the 2015-2019 MTA Capital Program to include the next 50 accessible subway stations.

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April 5, 2018
Enhanced Stations We Can Believe In: Accessible to All

News broke this week that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Enhanced Station Initiative (ESI) will be limited to 19 subway stations.

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December 5, 2017
Second Avenue Elevator Sagas

New York City’s MTA blames many of its problems on aging infrastructure.  Now it's also blaming some of them on new infrastructure.

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May 12, 2017
I Got 99 Problems and They’re All Subway Elevators

When riding the New York City subway, does it ever feel like every elevator or escalator you encounter is broken? This isn’t the stuff of hyperbole.

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October 13, 2016
MTA’s Elevators Going Nowhere, Slowly

For the majority of people that live 1 stop away near the Borough Hall station in Brooklyn, like I do, this would mean reaching the comforts of home in 15 minutes or less. As a person who uses a wheelchair, however, my daily commute is significantly less straightforward.

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