Management & Operations

NYC Transit will provide translation for disabled riders with limited English

Posted on April 21, 2016

AEMoreira042281
AEMoreira042281

NEW YORK — A federal judge preliminarily approved an agreement requiring New York City Transit officials to translate services for disabled riders who speak limited English, NBC New York reports.

The decision came as part of a lawsuit, brought in December 2014, which sought translation services for tens of thousands of people who use NYCT’s Access-A-Ride program. The deal approved by a Manhattan federal court judge requires NYCT to translate a host of services into various languages and post information about the program in Spanish, Chinese, Russian, French Creole and Korean in Access-A-Ride offices throughout the city.

Access-A-Ride must also provide real-time translation services in more than 100 languages by phone for riders who need it, according to the stipulation. For the full story, click here.

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

More News

Amtrak names new president/CEO

To ensure a smooth transition, Richard Anderson will serve in a co-CEO capacity with current CEO Wick Moorman through Dec. 31, 2017, at which time Moorman will become an advisor to the company.

Toronto Transit Commission wins APTA's top transit agency award

Named Outstanding Public Transportation System for 2017, the TTC last won the award in 1986.

Lhota named chairman of N.Y. MTA

Lhota previously served as the chairman of the board and CEO of the MTA.

Stantec to aquire RNL Design

Large-scale projects in the RNL’s portfolio include the Research Support Facility at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colo. — the first Net Zero Energy project of its kind.

Minn. Metro Transit shutting down part of light rail system for 11 days

Maintenance project includes replacing sections of tracks, upgrading switches, and repairing concrete and overhead wires.

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