Activists Rally for Congestion Pricing to “Save Our Elevators”

October 20, 2021

Disability Justice, Environmental Justice, MTA, News

Christopher Schuyler speaks at a podium in front of an MTA station.

On October 13, NYLPI joined State Senator Andrew Gounardes, Riders Alliance, Tri-State Transportation, Rise and Resist NYC, community members and other transit and disability advocates for a rally to Save Our Elevators!
The rally emphasized the current inaccessibility of the MTA and the urgent need to implement Congestion Pricing to fund improvements to infrastructure and disability access, as outlined by the MTA’s Capital Plan.
Christopher Schuyler, Senior Staff Attorney at NYLPI, detailed the ways in which MTA stations fail to provide equal access to people with disabilities:
“The Plan’s proposal to make 70 stations accessible, and make improvements to 175 other stations, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, is long overdue. The subway system is inaccessible to scores of people with disabilities. Less than 30% of stations have elevators. Those that do are often out of service.”
Read Schuyler’s full comments on our website. Watch the Facebook Livestream of the rally here.
Find additional coverage of the rally at Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Bronx News 12, and PIX 11.

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