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N.Y. legislators want to simplify paratransit recertification process

Posted on June 15, 2015

Adam E. Moreira
Adam E. Moreira

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Two local legislators are pushing for a simpler recertification application for Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Access-A-Ride users, the Staten Island Advance reported.

Under current law, the MTA requires a recertification every five years that entails paperwork, doctor visits and physical evaluations at Access-A-Ride offices, which keeps users from abusing the program according to the MTA.

Officials and users, though, say that the recertification process can often be unnecessary and burdensome. For the full story, click here.

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