Goldenberg v. MTA

Disability Justice, Goldenberg v. MTA, MTA, Transportation

A photo demonstrating the gap between the MTA station and train car entrance.

Goldenberg v. MTA is a class-action lawsuit filed by NYLPI and pro-bono member firm Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC on behalf of three individuals with disabilities against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), demanding the MTA address the dangerous gaps between trains and subway platforms. The lawsuit asserts the gaps are a violation of the New York City Human Rights Law.

An accessible subway system means more than simply access from the street to the subway platforms via elevators and ramps. For many people with disabilities, including those who are blind or use wheelchairs and other mobility devices, getting to the platform is meaningless if excessive gaps make it impossible to board or exit the train. Various gap protections have been implemented by mass transit agencies around the country and world– including in New Jersey, Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, and Australia — yet the MTA continues to ignore this glaring accessibility issue.

For access to the complaint, click here.

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