Brooklyn students with disabilities talk transportation with borough president

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Students from Edward R. Murrow High School had a conversation with Borough President Eric Adams about how to improve accessibility for young people with physical limitations.

It's part of Adams' Barrier Free Brooklyn program. The goal is to get young people talking more about their frustrations when it comes to getting around the city.

"I was at a summer camp one time and we had to take a train and there was no elevator," says Rianna Rowell, who is in a wheelchair. "They had to take me like, five or six flights of steps and at one point it got too much to handle and I actually went flying backwards. I actually injured myself and I had to go to the hospital the next day."

Adams says he hopes the city will expand the e-hail pilot program. He says the MTA should fast-track its plans to make 130 stations more accessible in five years.

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