Friday, July 22, 2011

Dyckman St. No 1 southbound, will get elevator

United Spinal Settles Suit with MTA Regarding Accessibility at a Subway Station

New York, NY – July 21, 2011– It was announced today that the MTA has agreed to the installation of an elevator at the Dyckman Street (#1)subway station. The agreement was the product of settlement of litigation between United Spinal Assoc -- represented by Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) -- the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA).

In the settlement, the MTA commits to installing an elevator at the elevated southbound platform of the Dyckman Street Station, which will enable people who use wheelchairs, among others, to get on and off southbound #1 trains.

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