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Commentary/Op-Ed - April 2015

The MTA needs to get on the age train

In this op-ed for the New York Daily News, CUF researcher Adam Forman argues that New York’s public transit system is not ready for the city’s booming senior population. He urges Governor Cuomo, as well as City Hall to make dramatic investments to improve accessibility for aging New Yorkers.

Adam Forman

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In this op-ed for the New York Daily News, CUF researcher Adam Forman argues that New York’s public transit system is not ready for the city’s booming senior population. Though New York’s senior population is projected to reach 1.4 million in the next quarter of a century (a 40 percent increase from 2010), only 21 percent of the city’s subway stations are wheelchair-accessible, by far the lowest share in the nation.

The solution, argues Forman, is to rebuild, repair and replace our infrastructure, including new elevators, escalators and buses. He urges how Governor Cuomo, as well as City Hall to make dramatic investments in the city’s infrastructure to improve accessibility for aging New Yorkers.

To read the full op-ed, click here.