The city’s paratransit system is a lifeline for the elderly and those with disabilities who can’t use buses and subways. But too often, its 150,000 users face long waits, drivers who don’t show up, and circuitous, lengthy rides. With $645,000 from The Trust, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest joined other disability rights groups to press the MTA to fix the system.
Now, Access-A-Ride vehicles can use traffic lanes previously reserved for buses. Our grant also helped prevent a single-fare rate hike that would have hurt low-income New Yorkers the most.
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