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Accessibility Challenge

How can we make New York’s public transit system more accessible?

Today, New York’s transit system can be challenging for disabled customers: Only 25% of subway stations are wheelchair accessible and information is often communicated exclusively via visual signage or audio announcements. As reflected by the 2020-2024 Capital Program, the MTA is committed to improving accessibility for all.

With this Transit Tech Lab challenge, the MTA is sought technology that can enhance accessibility to better serve customers with special needs, including those with auditory, visual, mobility and mental impairments, the elderly and child caregivers. 

Challenge Finalists

acoustic-protocol-website
knaq-website
navilens-website
okeenea-website

Transit Tech Lab Challenges