NYLPI Joins Advocacy Groups in Letter to Mayor de Blasio to Address Inequities in Education During COVID-19

April 8, 2020

NYLPI joined a coalition of community and legal advocacy groups in a letter to the mayor seeking the creation of a COVID-19 task force to address the many inequities for city students which have been magnified inordinately under the strain posed by the …



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 …



NYLPI Continues Push to extend ‘Fair Fares’ Program to People with Disabilities

January 28, 2020

City Limits quoted Christopher Schuyler, senior staff attorney in NYLPI’s Disability Justice program, in a piece on the city’s January 27th launch of open enrollment for its Fare Fares program, which provides half-priced metrocards to low-income New Yo …



The City reports: ACCESS-A-RIDE USERS FACE ACCESS CHALLENGES AT ACCESS-A-RIDE CENTERS

January 23, 2020

The CITY published a report on widespread accessibility problems in applying for Access-A-Ride, New York City’s paratransit service for people with disabilities.  Among other issues, none of the six required assessment locations across the city has aut …



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