By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The MTA just announced its first all-agency chief accessibility officer.

The role goes to Quemuel Arroyo.

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The MTA says his primary responsibility will be handling all matters pertaining to accessibility.

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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.

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