The Boost: Ruling for Britt v. MTA Plaintiffs Brings Access-A-Ride Users Closer to Equal Fare Discounts

June 24, 2024

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THE BOOST | JUNE 2024

The ruling in favor of the plaintiffs in Britt v. MTA brings New Yorkers who utilize paratransit one step closer to fair fares.

Currently, Access-A-Ride users pay $2.90 for every trip, regardless of the number of trips they take per month and whether or not they qualify for a Reduced-Fare MetroCard because of their disability or age.

“We think it’s really unfair that Access-A-Ride users are not offered the same discounts as people who ride subways and buses. This is a promising juncture in the case. It can now proceed and we can really start to litigate it.” – Christopher Schuyler, managing attorney, Disability Justice Program, NYLPI

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