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Gounardes Holds “Save Our Elevators Rally” - Brooklyn Daily Eagle

By Brooklyn Eagle Staff |


Senator Andrew Gounardes, along with dozens of transit, disability, and community advocacy groups, held a rally at a southern Brooklyn subway stop this morning to call for better subway station accessibility and elevators. At the 18th Ave D train station in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, the Senator called for the expediting of congestion pricing so that our subways and buses can receive the much-needed funding required to upgrade our transit system.


“New Yorkers with disabilities deserve a transit system that serves them dependably and conveniently,” said Senator Andrew Gounardes. “Without accessibility resources like elevators and escalators in place, countless community members will be unable to easily move around the city. But we can’t provide a solution without proper funding, which is why it’s time that we accelerate congestion pricing to fix and upgrade our subways and buses, and provide accessible services so that all New Yorkers can get where they need to go safely, affordably and reliably.”