The City: Paratransit Users Warn MTA Not to Leave Them Behind in Budget Revamp

July 28, 2022

AAR Settlement, Access-A-Ride, Access-a-Ride Reform Group, Disability Justice, MTA, News

Eman Rimawi-Doster holds a fist in the air while speaking at the rally.


On July 27, Access-a-Ride paratransit users spoke out at a rally in front of MTA headquarters to demand the expansion of On-Demand service. The On-Demand pilot program has given riders expanded flexibility in transportation plans while reducing travel times. Riders shared concerns that the pilot program may not receive expansion or improvements in the wake of MTA budget concerns.

NYLPI Access-a-Ride Campaign Coordinator and Organizer Eman Rimawi-Doster spoke:

“Unfortunately, only 1,200 of us have been allowed to use it for the last few years, and we’re calling on them to open it up to everybody. Everyone deserves a chance to use on-demand — it opens up so much of your life.”

Read more at The City.

This article was also featured on Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

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