Tuesday, September 19, 2006
You have to walk, because unfortunately you can't use a wheelchair at several T locations, including Copley. A recent court decision may signal a step forward in making the Copley T station accessible to all T riders, including those with physical challenges.
The Neighborhood Association Of The Back Bay and The Boston Preservation Alliance sued The Federal Transit Administration and the MBTA alleging that the plan does not comply with state and federal historic preservation laws.
The decision, dated September 14, 2006, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit in Boston, agrees with the lower court's finding that the plan for the Copley T station does not violate relevant historical preservation statutes.
I'm not sure what will happen next with the case. The Plaintiffs could appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Either way, hopefully this is a step in the right direction towards making the Copley T station accessible.
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