Riders Alliance, Rep. Meng and Ocasio-Cortez Unite to #TransformTransitSeptember 22, 2021
Access-A-Ride, Access-a-Ride Reform Group, Disability Justice, MTA, Transportation
Together, NYLPI, Riders Alliance, Rep. Grace Meng, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stood with Borough President Donovan Richards, and Assemblymembers Cruz, González-Rojas, and Rajkumar, Tri-State Transportation Campaign, PCAC, and Straphangers Campaign called upon lawmakers to #TransformTransit.
Our own Eman Rimawi was one of the speakers at the rally, addressing the ongoing Access-a-Ride Reform campaign under NYLPI’s Disability Justice program.
Funding transit operations means running a safe and reliable Access-A-Ride for those who depend on it.
Thank you @Eman_Rimawi and @NYLPI for standing with us to #transformtransit pic.twitter.com/1iAhnDS06k
— 🚇 Riders Alliance (@RidersAlliance) September 14, 2021
Speaking on the MTA’s decision to reinstate Access-a-Ride shared rides, Eman commented:
“Doing that during a pandemic… doesn’t seem like a time to reinstate shared rides. That doesn’t seem like the time to put your most vulnerable people at risk.”
For more information on NYLPI’s Access-a-Ride Campaign, visit NYLPI’s website here.
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