THE CITY: Ruth Lowenkron Criticizing Screening Centers for Access-A-Ride Eligibility

May 19, 2023

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

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


Disability advocates and Access-A-Ride users expressed frustration in this story by The City about how MTA’s eligibility assessment enters are unnecessary, when paratransit systems across the state require only a doctor’s note or at-home evaluation to qualify for the service.

“We see variations on the theme of people complaining about having to go far or having to wait long. Neither is desirable.” – Ruth Lowenkron, director of Disability Justice, NYLPI

Read more at The City here.

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