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Report: N.Y. subway stations not always wheelchair accessible

Posted on July 29, 2013

NEW YORK — The New York City Transit Riders Council released a report that found that many subway stations considered to be wheelchair accessible have gaps greater than three inches between the platform and the train door, according to AM New York. Riders who use wheelchairs can get stuck or are unable to board.  

The group called for stopping markers and more raised platforms in areas with excessive gaps. The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority told the news outlet that agency designers are working on options to mark disabled boarding areas and that it has put funding in place to fill the gaps with higher platforms. For the full story, click here.

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