MTA is Sued Over Broken Elevators

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The MTA is being sued over broken elevators at its West Fourth Street subway station.

REPORTER: Michael Harris of the Disabled Riders Coalition says his group is filing the lawsuit today in order to force the MTA to deal with a long-term problem.

HARRIS: This elevator's been out of service for over a month, all three of them in fact making it impossible to transfer trains or to get to the street from the train.

REPORTER: Harris says public accomodations for the disabled must be repaired in a timely fashion and he's seeking to have the MTA fix all broken elevators within a week. The transit authority says the West Fourth Street elevators were taken out of service on October 6th to give the contractor an opportunity to make repairs, since they're still under warranty. They should be up and running by the end of November.