Christopher Schuyler Testified Before the City Council’s Committee on Transportation Regarding Fiscal Year 2024 BudgetMarch 9, 2023
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“Access-A-Ride, with nearly 170,000 users, remains a dysfunctional system: rides must be booked at least one day in advance, rides are chronically late, and riders often endure long, unpredictable, shared rides to get to their destination. We urge the Council to remedy these inequities, by advocating for expansion of the on-demand pilot – without service rationing – and by eliminating AAR assessment centers and instead requiring proof of eligibility to be submitted by treating physicians. Notably, this latter recommendation would offer great savings to the City and State, is utilized by paratransit providers across the state, and was previously used by the City prior to the MTA taking over the AAR system.”
Read Christopher’s full testimony here.
Learn more about the Access-A-Ride Reform Group (AARRG!) here.
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