New York Subways Not Accessible

Only 11% of the system can be used by the disabled, and significant improvements to the situation may be impossible.

"For hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers, the impossibility of navigating the city's subway system is an all-too familiar experience. While 11 percent of the system's stations are wheelchair accessible, repairs and rerouting make the system torturous for the disabledâ€"like poor Charlie riding the MTA in the old song, they can get on but not off. And there is no magic wand in sight: the MTA's capital budget calls for an expenditure of $192 million for wheelchair accessibility in the 2005-2009 fiscal period, which will create only 15 more handicapped-accessible subway stations."



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