July 23rd Accessible Taxis Press Conference
A group of about 14 people, some in wheelchairs and scooters, are standing around Councilwoman Margarita Lopez at a podium that holds one microphone. Lopez looks to her left side (our right side). Most of the people in the group are holding up pieces of paper stating names of cities such as "BUFFALO", "LOS ANGELES", "WEST PALM BEACH", "BALTIMORE", "LAS VEGAS", "BATON ROUGE", "DENVER", "SAN FRANCISCO", and "SAN ANTONIO".
Revamp Access-A-Ride Now
Outside of City Hall on March 13, 2003, a group of people, some standing and some sitting in wheelchairs and scooters, are surround Councilwoman Margarita Lopez holding a piece of paper. Most of the people in the group are holding up signs such as "REVAMP ACCESS-A-RIDE NOW", "CHILDREN CAN TOO RIDE ACCESS-A-RIDE!", "DISABLED IN ACTION", and "Bad Service! Access-A-Ride Stinks! Riders Won't Take It Anymore".
We March to the Human Rights Commission
Protesters walk (and ride in wheelchairs and scooters) into City Hall Park heading to City Hall on March 13, 2003.
Vans are unsafe
A male Access-A-Ride user, with dark brown hair and in a navy blue trench coat, talks about unsafe vans at a press conference. At the podium in front of the speaker is the New York City government logo in an orange and purple circle and a microphone representing Crosswalks Television Channel 74. Several people are seen standing behind the man, including Councilwoman Margarita Lopez. Some of the signs held behind the man read "TOTALLY RESTRUCTURE ACCESS-A-RIDE NOW! DISABLED IN ACTION", and (partially seen at the upper left corner of the picture) "ACCESS-A-RIDE - EQUAL ACCESS IS THE LAW" (with cartoons of two people in wheelchairs surrounding the words).
No More Stress-a-ride
A group of some people in wheelchairs and some standing seen at the press conference holding some signs reading "WE ARE TIRED OF FALSE PROMISES!", "COST PER TRIP: BOSTON $24, NYC $54!", "NO MORE STRESS-A-RIDE", and "INVESTIGATE ACCESS-A-RIDE NOW!..." (some parts of the sign too small to be legible).
Children Can TOO Ride Access-A-Ride
Some people surround a man wearing glasses, a dark blue baseball cap bearing the red and orange Fire Department of New York City logo, and a light gray snap-button jacket reading "NEW YORK" in block letters with a wavy line underneath the words "NEW YORK". The man holds up a sign reading "CHILDREN CAN TOO RIDE ACCESS-A-RIDE!" while speaking behind the podium holding the New York City government logo in an orange and purple circle and a microphone representing Crosswalks Television Channel 74. Behind the man is Councilwoman Margarita Lopez wearing a blue parka. Behind Lopez is a woman, wearing a black hat and coat, holding up a sign reading "9,000 RIDES SCHEDULED BUT HOW MANY ARE ACTUALLY GIVEN? DISABLED IN ACTION"
Waiting to File a Complaint at the HRC
A woman in a dark brown leather jacket sitting in a wheelchair in the lobby of the Human Rights Commission looks to her left (our right) and holds a blue and white plastic cup full of coffee in her left hand while holding a sign in her right hand that reads "ACCESS-A-RIDE IS A 3RD MODE OF MASS TRANSIT. IT'S OUR CIVIL RIGHT! DISABLED IN ACTION" Her right hand covers the word "ACCESS" on the sign.
Human Rights Commission 3-13-03
The front glass door of the Human Rights Commission office with white text on the glass reading "CITY OF NEW YORK MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG MAYOR COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS PATRICIA L. GATLING COMMISSIONER" with the New York City government logo traced in white underneath the words. At the front door is a male senior citizen in a white parka sitting in his wheelchair and looking in the office.
No More Zig-Zags
Councilwoman Margarita Lopez is seen speaking at the press conference in front of City Hall surrounded by fellow protesters standing as well as in wheelchairs while most are holding up various signs protesting Access-A-Ride.
Access-A-Ride: Flawed and Mismanaged
A gentleman wearing a black knit hat, dark sunglasses, a black leather jacket and a white collared shirt speaks at the podium in front of City Hall. At the podium holds the New York City government logo in an orange and purple circle and a microphone representing Crosswalks Television Channel 74. To the right of the man is Councilwoman Margarita Lopez wearing a blue parka and pushing the hair behind her right ear. Several other people are standing behind the man speaking including a female senior citizen in red glasses and a black jacket who holds up a sign reading "TOTALLY RESTRUCTURE ACCESS-A-RIDE NOW! DISABLED IN ACTION"
Drawing of three Supreme Court judges sitting in court behind the bench and in front of the United States flag. The judge sitting in the middle tells the guy sitting to his left (our right)
"Do you ever have one of those days when everything seems unconstitutional?"
Ellen and Jerry Nuzzi
Ellen, wearing a baseball cap, is to the left of Jerry. Both are sitting in their own scooters and are situated in a park. Both of their baskets that come attached with the scooters are filled with clothes and bags.
This picture of Justin Dart shows him as a senior citizen looking right into the camera with a steady gaze. He is wearing a big cowboy hat and his glasses are sliding down his nose. He is also wearing a white shirt and tie.