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Transit Accessibility

UP-STAND proposed and successfully advocated for the MTA's Baby on Board pregnancy pin pilot programGet your free MTA pin now!

We met with City Council Member Costa Constantinides, who then introduced Res 1514-2017, urging the MTA to add a member to NYC Transit’s Paratransit Advisory Committee to represent pregnant women and families. Call your local City Council Member today and ask them to support this Resolution! Find your rep here:
Sign our petition to add a Pregnancy and Family Representative to the MTA's Accessibility Board now! 
Send a letter to the selection committee or write your support in electronically.

Hearts Across Queens
, MOMally, and UP-STAND hosted a transit rally to draw attention to the MTA’s significant customer base of caregivers and children, a constituency that needs improved subway accessibility; the MTA’s misplaced priorities during renovations on the N/W line, which should include accessibility upgrades; and severely delayed elevator installation at the Astoria Boulevard Station.

UP-STAND worked with Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal to create and support New York State Assembly Legislative Bill A586, an act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to priority seating for pregnant, elderly, and disabled passengers. This bill will be reintroduced in January 2018. Read our Memo of Support


General Accessibility 

We submitted a Memo of Support for A7213, which would require full service family restrooms in public buildings.

Christine served as a 2017 CIDNY Poll Site Accessibility Monitor in the NYC General Election. Read more about her experience and see results.

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