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Edith Prentiss, who died in March, was known for clashing with the agency over its lack of accessible subway stations.
Can a little extra space incentivize builders to make the subways more accessible?
The L train line will now have elevator access at all Manhattan stations except Third Avenue.
The MTA has denied a request from a disability rights group to disclose how much it is spending in taxpayer dollars to fight several lawsuits claiming it discriminates against its disabled customers.
The plaintiffs want the MTA to commit to making all 472 subway stations accessible.
The department says residents can help out the city’s snow clearing effort by calling 311 if they see a problem area.
Becoming more accessible may require alternate routes, says Quemuel Arroyo.
Three ways that other cities across the world make their transit systems more accessible.
With most subway lines less than 50% accessible and Manhattan-centric, the MTA has a long way to go.
At an intersection along our walk to the subway, Velazquez explained the technique for crossing streets: first, listen to the cars.
“It feels like they were just flouting the law, and they didn't take it seriously,” one lawyer said of the MTA’s historic reluctance to address accessibility issues. “And you know until their feet are put to the fire and a judge weighs in, it seems like they would continue to.”
While de Blasio can appoint four of the board's 14 voting members, two of the city's seats are currently sitting vacant, giving the city less sway over MTA major decision.
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