NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The MTA just announced its first all-agency chief accessibility officer.
The role goes to Quemuel Arroyo.READ MORE: Gov. Cuomo Says He Will Not Resign Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations: 'I Never Touched Anyone Inappropriately'
The MTA says his primary responsibility will be handling all matters pertaining to accessibility.READ MORE: Road To Reopening: New York City Arts And Entertainment Venues Allowed To Reopen At 33% Capacity Beginning April 2
That includes making sure the system meets the needs of all riders, including those with disabilities, and increasing access where needed.
Arroyo previously had a similar role for the city’s Department of Transportation.MORE NEWS: Caught On Camera: Asian Man Brutally Beaten At Lower East Side Subway Station
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