MBTA Lawsuit and Access Information
MBTA Lawsuit Information
In 2006, BCIL and its partner in MBTA advocacy, Greater Boston Legal Services, settled a landmark class action lawsuit against the MBTA for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Public transportation service was essentially off limits to many people with disabilities, denying them reliable access to jobs, cultural offerings, educational opportunities and recreation around Greater Boston. We estimate that over $1 billion has been spent by the MBTA to improve access to buses, subways, and stations, and MBTA management is demonstrating a commitment to overhaul how they serve customers with disabilities.
Using the MBTA
If you have experienced access barriers on the MBTA, please share your story at the twice-yearly meetings devoted to monitoring improvements. You can also check out the MBTA website or The Ride’s part of that section. You can also contact BCIL to discuss your questions and concerns.