amNY: Ruth Lowenkron on “Illegal” Access-a-Ride Fare Increase

June 26, 2023

AAR Settlement, Access-A-Ride, Access-a-Ride Reform Group, Disability Justice, MTA, News

Photo: A person (back to us) stands towards the back of the MTA's Access-A-Ride bus

AMNY | JUNE 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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