Victory for Disabled – L train’s 6th Avenue station to become ADA compliant

Disabled person discuss with Andy Byford at L Train  Open House. Photo by Lesley Susan

Disabled person discuss with Andy Byford at L Train Open House. Photo by Lesley Susan

As the result of a lawsuit filed by the 14th Street Coalition and disabled groups, the MTA committed to install elevators at the 14th Street and 6th Avenue Station, while the repairs to the Canarsie Tunnel are underway.

It is a terrific win on an item that was high on Community Board  4 ‘s list of demands for this project . On the other hand, it is a disgrace that a lawsuit was necessary in order to obtain satisfaction for such a logical request .  MTA funds would be better spent on accelerating projects in compliance with federal law , rather than litigating them.

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