Jean Ryan of Disabled In Action New York on DRA’s Historic Settlement with NYC’s MTA

The following text is taken from the Youtube description of the video and the press release:

In June 2022, Disability advocates in New York represented by DRA signed a settlement agreement that will make the New York City subway accessible for more than half a million people with disabilities who cannot use stairs to access the system.

Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York (CIDNY), Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled (BCID), Bronx Independent Living Services (BILS), Harlem Independent Living Center (HILC), Disabled In Action of Metropolitan New York (DIA), New York Statewide Senior Action Council (“StateWide”), Sasha Blair-Goldensohn, Dustin Jones, Jessica De La Rosa, and Jean Ryan have, with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, signed a Settlement Agreement that will make accessible at least 95% of the NYC subway’s 364 currently inaccessible stations by 2055.

This is a landmark achievement because only 113 MTA stations have been made accessible since the subway was built in 1904.

Read the full press release 

—Yan Grenier