Access-A-Ride Paratransit Users Sue the MTA for Equal Fare Discounts
February 15, 2022
Access-A-Ride, Britt v. MTA, Disability Justice, MTA, News
BREAKING: Five individuals with disabilities who use Access-A-Ride (AAR) filed a class action suit today to end discrimination that excludes them from public transit fare discounts. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the New York City Transit Authority (together, MTA) offer substantial fare discounts, including half fares for people with disabilities and seniors, as well as 30-day and 7-day unlimited fares, for bus and subway riders, but not for AAR riders, whose disabilities prevent them from riding buses and subways. Represented by New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Mobilization for Justice, and pro bono counsel Jenner & Block LLP, Plaintiffs have filed suit in New York Supreme Court to compel the MTA to offer the same discounts to AAR users as are available to subway and bus riders. The case also seeks to reimburse AAR riders for the financial harm they suffered due to the unavailability of these fare discounts.
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