NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Disability advocates rallied Wednesday morning ahead of a court hearing on access to the subway system.
Dozens held signs and chanted for accessibility rights on the steps of the state courthouse.READ MORE: NYC DOT Asks New Yorkers To Weigh In On Future Citi Bike Station Locations In Brooklyn, Queens
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“Subway elevators will benefit everyone: Seniors, pregnant mothers, and people with luggage. Lack of transportation access is a violation of our rights,” said Monica Bartley of the Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York.MORE NEWS: NYPD: Group Lighting Fireworks In Queens Attacked Man Walking Dog When He Complained About Noise
Two related cases which charge violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act are in the federal court system