Accessibility

NYC Transit hires first-ever accessibility chief

Posted on June 19, 2018

New York City Transit President Andy Byford announced the appointment of the agency’s first-ever systemwide accessibility chief, tasked with overseeing and implementing the Fast Forward Plan initiative to expand accessibility to subway and bus customers, as well as improve Access-A-Ride service.

Longtime accessibility advocate Alex Elegudin will be MTA NYC Transit’s first sr. advisor for systemwide accessibility, an executive-level position reporting directly to Byford. His first day on the job will be Monday, June 25.

“Advancing the cause of accessibility is one of my top priorities and Elegudin’s new role will pull together all of our accessibility-related work streams, touching all Fast Forward projects, and all NYC Transit departments,” Byford said.

“I'm incredibly excited to be joining President Byford's executive team,” Elegudin said. “The vision set forth in the 'Fast Forward' plan will make NYC Transit work better for New Yorkers of all abilities, with a strong emphasis on improving accessibility quickly. I look forward to being a part of making the plan a reality and helping to make New York City the most accessible city in the world.”

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

GRTC announces first nationally-certified travel trainer

During GRTC’s pilot Travel Training Program, Kelsey Calder completed substantial course work and passed her final practicum in June 2018.

L.A. County awards paratransit contract to MV Transportation

The contract has extended MV Transportation's partnership with Los Angeles County into its second decade.

Calif.'s BBB partners with Lyft to transform Dial-A-Ride program

The new service, called MODE, will improve curb-to-curb and door-through-door transportation.

ABQ RIDE ads 44 Glavals for Sun Van paratransit service

Just like more recent models of Sun Vans, the new Glaval models still carry up to 14 riders, with room for as many as three wheelchair passengers.

NYC Transit continues work to improve rail accessibility

The 86 St R project will add elevators and reconfigure station infrastructure — such as handrails, turnstiles and powered gates, Braille signage, and platform panels — for full accessibility.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close