Protest in Queens to Demand a Fully Accessible Subway System

32 years after the ADA was passed, the transit stations of the borough of Queens still offers no accessibility by ramps or elevators. One-third of the stations, or 21 stations on 81 are accessible in Queens.

Riders Alliance joined up with elected officials on March 3rd 2022 to demand more accessible stations. They explained that transportation is the first barrier to employment for disabled people but also for other activities such as doctor appointments, shopping, cultural events and meeting with friend or family. As society is reopening in this current stage of the pandemic, Riders alliance is asking for transit justice and accessible conditions for everyone to participate.

—Yan Grenier