NYLPI and 9 Peer Disability Rights Organizations Help to Halt MTA Fare Hike that would Unfairly Burden People with Disabilities who use Access-A-RideJanuary 27, 2017
In response to our advocacy, the MTA rejected the fare increase this week. MTA Chair Thomas Prendergast credited Access-A-Ride advocates for influencing the decision, noting that the impact on the Access-A-Ride fare was “absolutely” a factor in the decision.
See the Daily News’ coverage of our advocacy:
Ruth Lowenkron, Director of the Disability Justice Program at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, stated: “NYLPI appreciates the fair fare. The budget cannot be balanced on the backs of persons with disabilities.”
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