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NYC Subway System Will Become More Accessible Following Settlement

New York City’s iconic subway system will become more accessible to people with disabilities under terms of a settlement announced Wednesday that resolves two lawsuits filed by disability rights advocates.

Currently only 113 of the 472 stations have elevators or ramps usable by people with disabilities, according to the federal lawsuit. Under terms of the settlement, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has committed to making at least 95% of the 118-year-old system’s remaining stations accessible by 2055.

About 80 stations are expected to be finished within the next five years, funded by $5 billion in the MTA’s transit budget that is dedicated to Americans with Disabilities Act compliance. Eighty-five more are scheduled to be completed by 2035.

Read the source article at Associated Press News

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