Nearly three decades after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was made the law of the land, Long Islanders with disability and mobility issues are still unable to access LIRR transportation at many stations. In Senate District 8, there are four consecutive stations without elevator access: Massapequa Park, Amityville, Copiague and Lindenhurst. As a result, individuals with disabilities must travel far too many miles to reach an accessible station.
I, along with Assemblymembers Kimberly Jean-Pierre and Christine Pellegrino, delivered a letter to the LIRR urging them to develop renovation plans at local stations to provide access for individuals with disabilities and comply with ADA standards.
LIRR needs to fix this major gap to ensure that all Long Islanders have safe and equal access to public transportation.
Join us in demanding the LIRR fix the gap in accessibility.