NYLPI and Access-A-Ride Reform Group Write MTA Leadership, Citing DOJ Findings Regarding Access-A-Ride Service FailuresFebruary 15, 2023
“On October 17, 2022, the Department of Justice (DOJ) wrote the MTA about major shortcomings in Access-A-Ride, which reflects the experience of Access-A-Ride riders we work with.
Our groups, which represent Access-A-Ride riders across New York City, write to ask: What are the MTA and Access-A-Ride doing in response to the DOJ letter to rectify the problems that we know about and the DOJ letter described?”
Jean Ryan, president of Disabled In Action of Metropolitan NY, testified at the NYCT committee meeting regarding the critical questions regarding paratransit services in New York. Elizabeth Valdez and Cara Liebowitz, both of Brookyln Center for Independence of the Disabled, testified powerfully about the letter and service quality of Access-A-Ride services.
NYLPI stands with co-authors Disabled In Action of Metropolitan NY (DIA), Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled (BCID), Center for Independence of the Disabled NY, Staten Island Center for Independent Living, Bronx Independent Living Services, Harlem Independent Living Center, Greater New York Council of the Blind, Transportation Equity Working Group, Downstate New York ADAPT.
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