NYLPI and Other Disability Rights Organizations Urge MTA to Rework Current Congestion Pricing Disability Exemption Plan

March 12, 2024

Access-A-Ride, Climate and Energy Justice, Disability Justice, Health Justice, MTA, Media Coverage, News

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

NYLPI joins 13 disability advocacy groups in penning a letter in support for Congestion Pricing and making suggestions for revisions in the current plan for disability exemptions; as is, the MTA’s Individual Disability Exemption Plan proposal falls short of the legislature’s goal.

“We write to urge you to rework your current congestion pricing exemption plan to better follow the intent of the state’s congestion pricing law. Legislators included the exemption because they knew the potential burden congestion pricing would place on New Yorkers with disabilities, who often do not have other transportation options. The MTA’s Individual Disability Exemption Plan proposal falls short of the legislature’s goal. At the same time, our groups, who represent the interests of hundreds of thousands of disabled New Yorkers, want to reiterate our support for the goals of congestion pricing.”

Read the full letter here.

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