M.T.A. Vows to Make NYC Subway 95% Accessible. It Will Take 33 Years.

New York|M.T.A. Vows to Make Subways 95% Accessible. It Will Take 33 Years.

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M.T.A. Vows to Make Subways 95% Accessible. It Will Take 33 Years.

The M.T.A. will spend billions to add elevators and ramps to stations over the next several decades, settling lawsuits accusing it of violating the rights of people with disabilities.

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Only about a quarter of New York’s subway stations are fully accessible to people with disabilities.Credit…Andres Kudacki for The New York Times

By Michael Gold

June 22, 2022

New York has lagged for years behind other major American cities in making its subway system accessible to people with disabilities: Just 126 of its 472 stations, or 27 percent, have elevators or ramps that make them fully accessible.

But on Wednesday, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said it would add elevators and ramps to 95 percent of the subway’s stations [...]

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