amNY: Ruth Lowenkron on “Illegal” Access-a-Ride Fare IncreaseJune 26, 2023
NYLPI Director of Disability Justice Ruth Lowenkron was featured in an article from amNY for testifying at an MTA Board hearing to address changes to the proposed Access-a-Ride on-demand paratransit pilot program – including a proposed fare increase. Lowenkron emphasized that changes to the on-demand program could lead to lawsuits against the MTA.
“This is a civil rights issue. It is not legal to treat the disability community differently. This is not a luxury service, as many have said, and it should cost no more. In fact, it should cost less.”
Read more at amNY.
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