Statement by plaintiffs in three civil rights lawsuits against the MTA about subway access plans in the 2020-2024 capital program Image
Photo credit: Transit Center

The MTA on Thursday identified 45 subway stations* it said it would make accessible to people with disabilities in the 2020-2024 capital program, with a promise of nearly two dozen more to come. That’s real progress. 
Unfortunately, the MTA has a decades-long record of missed deadlines, funding diversions and deficient maintenance when it comes to accessibility. We …

MTA is Not Above NYC Human Rights Law and Judge Rules They Can’t Discriminate Against People with Disabilities Who Use the Subway Image
New York Subway Stairs by Derek Key, CC BY 2.0

New York, New York (June 5, 2019) – Today, Justice Shlomo Hagler of the Supreme Court of New York, New York County, denied the request of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“MTA”) and the City of New York (“the City”) to dismiss a civil-rights lawsuit filed by the disability community. The lawsuit alleged that the MTA and …

People with Disabilities File Class Action Suit Challenging MTA’S Widespread Discriminatory Renovation Practices Image

     
For Immediate Release:
May 15, 2019
 
 
Media Contacts:
Maia Goodell: (212) 644-8644, mgoodell@dralegal.org
Jess Powers: (646) 442-4154, jpowers@cidny.org
Joseph Rappaport: (718) 998-3000, jrappaport@bcid.org
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES FILE CLASS ACTION SUIT CHALLENGING MTA’S WIDESPREAD DISCRIMINATORY RENOVATION PRACTICES
New York, NY—May 15, 2019— A civil rights class action lawsuit was filed today in New York against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), challenging its …

In Memoriam Image

We are deeply saddened to announce that Paula Wolff, who was a board member and staff member at CIDNY for nearly three decades, as well as a longtime disability rights advocate, passed away last night.
Paula joined with other disability rights activists in the 1970s in acts of civil disobedience in order to make NYC buses …