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Disabled Riders Tell NY Transit Agencies Trains Inaccessible

Law360 (June 12, 2018, 10:02 PM EDT) -- Disabled riders hit New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority and the Long Island Rail Road Co. with a proposed class action on Monday claiming they fail to make trains accessible, sometimes leaving them “essentially trapped” on rail cars.

The suit in New York federal court, filed by nonprofit independent living center Self Initiated Living Options Inc. and individual riders, claims that MTA and LIRR employees often fail to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act by not deploying bridge plates that span the gap between the trains...
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