Disabled Riders Challenge MTA’s Transit Cuts

Mobility impaired transit riders filed a lawsuit against the MTA and New York City Transit challenging the city-wide cuts to bus lines that began on June 27, 2010. The suit alleges that these service reductions have left the City’s disabled riders without public transportation service comparable to that provided to non-disabled people, in violation of their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. So far the cuts have eliminated 89 bus lines, forcing many New Yorkers to find alternative means of transport and stranding those who are unable to take the subway or walk to farther bus stops. Plaintiffs are represented by ECBA, together with South Brooklyn Legal Services and the New York Legal Assistance Group.

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