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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 …

Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities 5 Years After Hurricane Sandy Image
Areas of Long Island, NY, shown during a Coast Guard overflight on Oct. 30, 2012, the day after Hurricane Sandy hit. US Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson. Flickr Creative Commons License.

Five years ago, emergency preparedness efforts failed people with disabilities during Hurricane Sandy.
Three years later, we won a court case against the City on disaster preparedness for people with disabilities (Emergency Preparedness Case Settlement Release). We’re taking a look at what’s changed.

In 2014, we negotiated with the City to improve emergency planning for …