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Access Delayed: New York City Transit 28 Years after the ADA

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Twenty-eight years after the Americans With Disabilities Act, merely 24% of New York’s subway stations are available to people who use wheelchairs, the elderly, and all ​riders who require elevators.​ With new leadership at New York City Transit and a​n agency ​commitment to ​full accessibility by 2034, we may see a far more accessible subway system in our lifetimes.

Join TransitCenter and our panel with New York City Transit’s president, leading elected officials, and accessibility advocates to explore how New York found itself with the least accessible subway system in the country, and how we can correct this long-standing injustice.
 
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Doors open at 6pm; Program begins at 6:30pm
 
 
Opening remarks:

Hon. Scott Stringer, New York City Comptroller
 
Panelists:
 

Andy Byford, President
New York City Transit
 

Hon. Michael Gianaris, New York State Senate District 12, Democratic Conference Chair​

Monica Bartley, Community Organizer,
Center for Independence of the Disabled NY

Emily Seelenfreund, Attorney, Disability Rights Advocates
 
Moderator:

Chris Pangilinan, Program Director, TransitCenter

Details

Date:
July 17
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
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Organizer

TransitCenter
Email:
events@transitcenter.org
Website:
transitcenter.org

Venue

One Whitehall Street
One Whitehall Street, 17th Fl
New York, NY 10004 United States
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