Press Releases

Press Release #14-077

Scott Gastel/Bonny Tsang (212) 839-4850

NYC DOT, Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, and Other Officials to Celebrate Access to Independence Day and Discuss Efforts to Expand Accessibility in the Five Boroughs

EVENT:    New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD), New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), and other agencies celebrate Access to Independence Day, a transportation expo to educate the community about various accessible transportation options available in the city. They will also discuss efforts to expand accessibility in the five boroughs.

WHO:      Commissioner Polly Trottenberg (DOT), Commissioner Victor Calise (MOPD), Commissioner Meera Joshi (TLC), Council Member Stephen Levin. (Press conference participant list in formation.)

DATE:    Tuesday, September 30

TIME:      Press conference begins at 11:00 a.m.
The Expo runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Columbus Park Plaza, north side (near Cadman Plaza West and Johnson Street), downtown Brooklyn.

VISUALS:   Dozens of tables with accessibility transportation information from various agencies and organizations. There will also be demonstrations of various transit vehicles.