On behalf of five plaintiffs and all other Access-A-Ride (AAR) users, NYLPI, with co-counsel Mobilization for Justice and Jenner & Block LLP, bring this class action lawsuit against the Metropolitan Transit Authority and the New York City Transit Authority (together, MTA) to compel the MTA to offer the same discounts to AAR users as are available to subway and bus riders. The MTA offers various discounts programs to subway and bus riders, including Reduced-Fare MetroCards for people with disabilities and seniors, and also 7-day and 30-day Unlimited MetroCards, each of which provide valuable cost-savings and are not offered to AAR users. This discrimination is particularly harmful to AAR users, many of whom live on a fixed income. The lawsuit also seeks reimbursement to class members for the financial harm that they have incurred as a result of the discriminatory exclusion from the various discount programs. The lawsuit is filed in New York Supreme Court and raises claims under the authority of the New York City Human Rights Law.
Read the complaint here.