“It’s not hard to find an example of a city that’s doing accessible transportation better than New York.”

July 18, 2019

Disability Justice advocates from around New York focused on how to make the city prioritize accessible transit tonight, at a packed-room panel discussion at “All Access”, NYLPI’s pop-up social justice museum. “Examples abound of cities that are doing …



Gothamist cites NYLPI figures on disability in story on nyc half price metrocards

June 6, 2019

Gothamist reporter Jen Chung has cited NYLPI’s figures in a story about New Yorkers signing up for new half-priced MetroCards through the new Fair Fares program. New Yorkers with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to poverty and unemployment, wit …



NYLPI’s Eman Rimawi Selected for NYC Transit Accessibility Committee

May 30, 2019

NYPLI Access-A-Ride Campaign Coordinator and Organizer Eman Rimawi has been invited to join New York City Transit’s new Advisory Committee on Transit Accessibility (ACTA). Eman was selected from dozens of qualified and passionate individuals to join th …



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.



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