NYLPI challenges Fair Fares program for discriminating against people with disabilities

December 30, 2019

An article in the Queens Daily Eagle covered NYLPI’s challenge to the City’s new reduced-fare transit program, Fair Fares, quoting NYLPI Senior Staff Attorney Christopher Schuyler: But the program will leave out Access-A-Ride users, according to NYLPI. …

Access-A-Ride-Reform Group Goes “Trick-Or-Treating” at the MTA Board Meeting

October 23, 2019

Waving seasonally-appropriate “Trick-or-Treat”-themed Hallowe’en signs, members of the Access-A-Ride Reform Group (AARRG!) showed up in force for this morning’s Metropolitan Transit Authority board meeting, demanding that the agency not ration its inva …

Have You Used Access-A-Ride? Take The Survey!

July 23, 2019

We need your help in participating and completing a brief survey. We would like to receive as much feedback as possible on the attached survey detailing Access-A-Ride services for individuals who use this service. The deadline for responses will be COB …

“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 …

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