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New York transit authority to upgrade most inaccessible subway stations by 2055

June 28, 2022


The issue has been on the city’s radar for years. The earlier of the two lawsuits dates back to 2017. And a 2018 report from the city comptroller’s office found that nearly 200,000 New Yorkers with disabilities lived in neighborhoods that lacked a single accessible subway station. The benefits of future elevators and ramps will apply not just to people living with a disability but potentially to millions of older people and thousands of families seeking to navigate the city with strollers, MTA’s announcement acknowledged.

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