New York Times Features NYLPI’s Work As Part of Access-A-Ride Reform Group

May 16, 2019

The New York Times ran an in-depth feature this morning on efforts to reform the Access-A-Ride service, quoting our ally in the Access-A-Ride-Reform-Group, Joseph G. Rappaport, the executive director of the Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disab …

City Will Allow Access-A-Ride Vehicles In Bus Lanes

May 2, 2019

With the city’s subways still largely inaccessible for people in wheelchairs, the New York City Department of Transportation has today announced that it will allow vehicles with the City’s accessible van transportation system, Access-A-Ride, to ride in …

CityLimits Quotes NYLPI in Access-A-Ride Bus Lane Story

April 12, 2019

CityLimits quoted NYLPI Director of Disability Justice Ruth Lowenkron in a story about a city proposal to let Access-A-Ride vans use bus lanes to speed up trips for riders with disabilities.

MTA: Don’t Ration The Access-A-Ride On-Demand Pilot!

March 26, 2019

NYLPI and our colleagues in the Access-A-Ride Reform Group were out in force at Monday’s MTA Board Meeting to testify on a host of issues related to the on-demand pilot of the service. In particular, we raised concerns about the possibility that the on …

Forbes Cites NYLPI’s “Left Behind” Report On Story About Lyft Disability Lawsuit

March 20, 2019

Forbes cited NYLPI’s “Left Behind” report in a story about a California lawsuit targeting Lyft today. The report, published in May 2018, found that for-hire vehicle services like Uber and Lyft fail to provide accessible vehicles to wheelchair users 70% …

We Won! MTA Appears To Back Down On Planned Access-A-Ride Fare Hike

February 25, 2019

The Metropolitan Transit Authority appears to have backed down on plans to raise fares on people with disabilities, after outrage from the Access A Ride Reform Group (AARRG!).

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