New York State Senate and Assembly Unanimously Pass Bill to Protect Paratransit Users During Pandemic

May 28, 2020

On May 27, 2020, the New York State Senate and Assembly unanimously voted to pass a bill locking in protections for paratransit riders and drivers statewide. The proposal would extend paratransit eligibility expirations until August 31, suspend in-pers …



NYLPI Urges MTA and City Council to Invoke “Citywide Easement Certification”

May 4, 2020

NYLPI joined numerous transit and disability rights advocates urging the MTA and City Council to invoke zoning tools which will result in increasing the number of ADA-accessible subway stations throughout the city.  “Citywide Easement Certification” wi …



NYLPI and Other Advocates Urge NY Congressional Delegation to Seek Emergency Funding for MTA

April 30, 2020

NYLPI joined local transit advocates in urging New York’s downstate congressional delegation to procure substantial federal emergency funding for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to remedy the havoc wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic. At least 8 …



NYLPI and Allies Send Open Letter to MTA Urging COVID-19 Precautions for Access-A-Ride Users

March 16, 2020

Many people with disabilities — including seniors, the immunocompromised, and people with multiple chronic health conditions — face elevated risks from viruses like COVID-19. NYLPI and our partners in the Access-A-Ride Reform Group (AARRG!) sent an o …



NYLPI Presents at Fordham Symposium on the Impact of Inaccessible Urban Cities

February 14, 2020

February 14, 2020   NYLPI Director of Disability Justice Ruth Lowenkron spoke today at the Fordham Law School Symposium: “Urban Cities and Accessibility.”  In her panel, “The Impact of Inaccessible Urban Cities,” Ruth discussed the detrimental effect o …



Statement of the Access-A-Ride Reform Group (AARRG!) on the MTA’s new “late-shift” pilot program RFP

February 6, 2020

February 6, 2020 We applaud efforts to make transit more reliable, accessible and affordable for all New Yorkers, including late-night commuters underserved by current subway and bus routes and schedules. However, the MTA’s “late-shift” proposal lacks …



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