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.
March 25, 2006, 5am PST | David Gest
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"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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Published on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 in New York Press
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