Guide to Access-A-Ride Service
Call 877-337-2017 toll-free from area codes 212, 718, 347, 516, 631, 646, 914, and 845.
From other area codes, dial 718-393-4999.
Customers who are deaf/hard of hearing can use their preferred relay service or the free 711 service relay.
You will know you are connected to Access-A-Ride's (AAR) telephone system when you hear
“Thank you for calling AAR. Please listen to the following important message.”
If you do not wish to listen to the message, please press “1.”
Then you will hear, “You have reached AAR. Conversations with AAR personnel are recorded and may be monitored.”
After selecting “1” for English or “2” for Spanish, choose from the following menu:
For eligibility, appeals, certification or application questions,
please press “1.”
To request a trip, please press “2.”
To change a trip, please press “3.”
To cancel a future trip, please press “4.”
For same day trip information or cancellation, please press “5.”
For subscription service, please press “6.”
To commend someone, offer a suggestion, or raise a concern, please press “8.”
To repeat this announcement, please press “0.”
Hold for assistance if you do not have a touch-tone phone.
What is Paratransit Service?The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that entities providing fixed-route bus or subway service also provide paratransit service for individuals unable to use public bus or subway service for some or all of their trips. Paratransit is the term used for a “demand-response” service in which an eligible customer must reserve a trip in advance. MTA New York City Transit administers Access-A-Ride (AAR), the paratransit service for New York City. The service is shared-ride, door-to-door, or feeder service.
“Feeder service” is a trip that is made partly by paratransit and partly by bus or subway. At present, customers with conditional eligibility able to
walk or wheel short distances (1-2, 3-4, or 5 or more blocks) begin their feeder service trip on AAR and then transfer to a fixed-route bus. The bus takes them to a bus stop. From there they walk or wheel to their ultimate destination without exceeding their travel limitations.
Private carriers under contract to NYC Transit provide this service by lift-equipped vans, or sedans. In addition, service is provided by private taxis, livery and black car services.
AAR provides service in New York City and within a three-quarter-of-a mile corridor beyond fixed-route service across the New York City borderline to nearby areas of Nassau and Westchester counties.
Nassau County: Middle Neck Road in Great Neck, south to Lakeville Road; east along the service road of the Long Island Expressway to New Hyde Park Road; south on New Hyde Park Road to Jericho Turnpike; west on Jericho Turnpike to Covert Avenue; south on Covert Avenue to Meacham Avenue; south on Meacham Avenue to Dutch Broadway; west on Dutch Broadway to N. Fletcher Avenue; south on N. Fletcher Avenue to W. Merrick Road; west on W. Merrick Road to S. Central Avenue; south on S. Central Avenue to Mill Road; south on Mill Road to Peninsula Boulevard; southwest on Peninsula Boulevard to Franklin Avenue; south on Franklin Avenue to Broadway; southwest on Broadway to Auerbach Lane; south on Auerbach Lane to Hollywood Crossing; southeast on Hollywood Crossing to Ocean Avenue; southwest on Ocean Avenue to Tanglewood Crossing; southeast on Tanglewood Crossing to Willow Way; south on Willow Way to Causeway; south on Causeway to Beach Road; and Vernon Boulevard from Bay Boulevard to Ocean Boulevard in Atlantic Beach.
Westchester County: Union Place in Yonkers from Ravine Avenue to Warburton Avenue; Murray Street and Iden Avenue in Pelham; Mt. Tom Road and Park Ridge Avenue in New Rochelle.
Hours of Operation
AAR operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Maximum Ride Times
A trip’s maximum ride time is based on trip distance. The chart below indicates the time a customer can anticipate riding on a vehicle.
|Miles||Maximum Ride Time|
|0 to 3||50 minutes|
|3 to 6||1 hour 5 minutes|
|6 to 9||1 hour 35 minutes|
|9 to 12||1 hour 55 minutes|
|12 to 14||2 hours 15 minutes|
|2 hours 35 minutes|
Applying or Recertifying for Paratransit Service
Whether you are applying or recertifying for AAR, you must call Eligibility to schedule an appointment to an assessment center in the borough where you live. Eligibility staff is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to help you begin the application process. Please inform Eligibility staff if you need:
1) Material in large print, Braille or recorded format
2) A sign language interpreter
3) A Personal Care Attendant (PCA) to travel with you.
A PCA may be a relative, spouse, friend or a professional attendant. Your transportation cost is the same as the full fare on public transit each way, but a PCA rides free of charge.
Once you have agreed to visit an assessment center, Eligibility staff will send you an application packet that should arrive in approximately five days. If you requested application packet materials in accessible format, it will be mailed to you separately. Please note: only the print application will be accepted at your interview. The packet includes the print version of the application and a letter with the date, time and location of your appointment. The letter also provides instructions on scheduling round-trip transportation to the assessment center. Call Eligibility if you don’t receive the application packet. Applications mailed to Paratransit offices will be returned.
When scheduling transportation, remember to mention if you will be traveling with a Personal Care Attendant (PCA). If you cannot keep your appointment, please call Eligibility to cancel and reschedule it. You must also call and cancel your transportation.
At the center, you will have a face-to-face interview with a healthcare professional and undergo functional testing, where appropriate. An assessment report will be sent to NYC Transit Eligibility staff. This procedure enables AAR to determine objectively if you are entitled to receive paratransit service. A decision about your eligibility will be made within 21 days after you visit the assessment center. You will receive written notification of our decision.
If you have not received a notification of our decision, please call Eligibility.
Except for customers who have temporary conditions, those found eligible will need to
reapply every five years. Customers are notified by mail when it’s time to recertify. If you don’t receive a letter six weeks before the expiration date on your AAR ID card, call Eligibility.
If you are determined to be eligible, you will be assigned one of the following categories:
(1) full, (2) continual – your condition is permanent and will not improve, so you will not need to reapply, (3) temporary – either full or conditional for less than 5 years, (4) conditional.
Those determined conditionally eligible for AAR may only travel by AAR when the conditions noted on the AAR ID card apply. NYC Transit will check the weather site www.weather.gov/nyc to determine when weather conditions apply.
Please note: all NYC Transit buses are wheelchair-lift equipped or have ramps.
Conditional Eligibility Categories:
Stairs Restricted: Customer is eligible to travel by AAR only when the trip requires the use of an inaccessible subway station.
Extreme Cold: Customer is eligible to travel by AAR only when the temperature is forecast to be 39°F or below on the day of travel.
Extreme Heat: Customer is eligible to travel by AAR only when the temperature is forecast to be 90° F or above on the day of travel.
Extreme Cold/Extreme Heat: Customer is eligible to travel by AAR only when conditions described under extreme cold/extreme heat apply.
Extreme Cold & Stairs Restricted: Customer is eligible to travel by AAR: (1) when the temperature is forecast to be 39°F or below on the day of travel, or (2) when the trip requires the use of an inaccessible subway station.
Extreme Heat & Stairs Restricted: Customer is eligible to travel by AAR: (1) when the temperature is forecast to be 90°F or above on the day of travel, or (2) when the trip requires the use of an inaccessible subway station.
Extreme Cold/Extreme Heat & Stairs Restricted: Customer is eligible to travel by AAR: (1) when the temperature is forecast to be 39°F or below on the day of travel, or (2) when the temperature is forecast to be 90°F or above on the day of travel, or (3) when the trip requires the use of an inaccessible subway station.
If a customer has weather-related eligibility, environmental barriers to travel such as humidity, snow and icy streets will be taken into consideration when trips are scheduled.
Unfamiliar Places (Navigational): Customer is eligible to travel by AAR only when she/he is unfamiliar with bus and/or subway routes to the trip destination due to a cognitive or visual impairment. The customer may not use AAR for routes with which she/he is familiar.
Distance: Customer is eligible for all trips that require her/him to travel to a bus stop or subway station that is more than the number of blocks she/he has been determined able to travel: 1-2, 3-4, or 5 or more blocks.
If you are denied eligibility or given conditional eligibility, you have a right to appeal the decision within 60 days of notification. Appeal instructions and an appeal form are included with the notification letter. Appeals may be in writing or in person.
AAR fares are the same as full fare on public transit. Show the driver your AAR ID and pay the exact fare as you board the vehicle. AAR drivers do not provide change and do not accept round-trip fares.
Your vehicle will not depart unless you and your guest(s) pay the fare. Only PCAs ride free of charge AAR TransitChek coupons are accepted as fare payment. Each coupon is good for one trip.
Personal Care Attendant (PCA)
AAR is a shared-ride public transportation service for persons with a disability. Some of our customers require the assistance of a PCA, who regularly assists the customer. When the customer travels, the PCA performs personal duties that drivers are not allowed to do. Some of these duties may include, but are not limited to:
(1) guiding a child or adult with an intellectual or developmental disability,
(2) assisting a customer diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Dementia,
(3) directing a customer who is unable to travel independently,
(4) calming a customer who tends to become upset in unexpected situations,
(5) preventing a customer from leaving her/his seat or opening a door when the vehicle is in motion and/or,
(6) assisting a customer with managing her/his schedule and trip commitments in order to prevent excessive missed trips and potential suspensions of her/his AAR service.
For these reasons, we strongly suggest that if an applicant is determined eligible for AAR and authorized to travel with a PCA, she/he should always travel with a PCA. The customer’s AAR ID card will note “YES” next to Personal Care Attendant. Please tell a reservationist when a PCA will be traveling with you.Remember: Access-A-Ride does not have staff to monitor or supervise its customers. An AAR vehicle is just like a city bus, except that it transports its customers door-to-door. If you think it’s unsafe to let your family member or the individual you assist travel alone on a fixed-route bus or subway, don’t let her/him travel alone on AAR.
Traveling with Guests and a PCA
Whether or not you are approved to travel with a PCA, you may travel with one guest. Additional guests may be accommodated on a space-available basis. A PCA and/or guest(s) must travel with you to and from the same destination. When reserving a trip, tell the reservationist if seats are needed for a guest or guests and/or PCA. AAR customers and guests pay full fare. Children can be guests and are charged a fare, except an infant held in a parent’s lap. The parent is responsible for securing the child in a seat and should provide a carrier or car seat.
AAR customers who show their AAR ID card pay reduced fare, and their PCAs travel free on NYC Transit local buses, the subway, and on MTA Bus Company local buses at all times. Reduced fare on express buses is only available after 10:01 a.m. and before 2:59 p.m., from 7:01 p.m. to 5:59 a.m. weekdays and all day on Saturdays and Sundays.
How to Reserve a Trip
Before reserving a trip, let’s define some terms.
What is a “pickup time?” It is the time you wish AAR to arrive. Since AAR is a shared-ride service, you may be offered a pickup time that is up to an hour earlier or later than the time requested.
What is an “appointment time?” It is the time you wish AAR to arrive at your destination. You can request either a pickup time or appointment time, but not both for the same trip.
What is “call back?” If your trip cannot be accommodated when you call Reservations, we will ask to call you back with your pickup time. If you agree to be called back, Scheduling staff will call you by 7 p.m. that evening. If you haven’t been called by 7 p.m., call Transit Control to get your pickup time. Transit Control staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Now you are ready to reserve your trip. Trip reservations can be made from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. You must call one-to-two days in advance to reserve your trips.
When reserving a trip to or from Nassau or Westchester counties, the reservationist will inform you if the location is within the three-quarter mile service area.
Please have the following information ready:
• Your AAR ID number
• The date of your trip(s)
• Your pickup and destination addresses (include cross streets whenever possible)
• Your cell phone number, if applicable, or the telephone number at your destination
• The time you wish to be picked up or arrive, if you have an appointment time
• Whether you will be traveling with a PCA, guest, or both
• Special instructions, such as requesting that the vehicle operator announce her/his arrival
• Please provide the same information for the return trip.
If you have conditional eligibility, you may only be able to reserve AAR on a “trip-by-trip” basis, which is when your disability and/or specific impairment-related conditions prevent you from using buses or subways. You might also be offered AAR feeder service.
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How to Cancel a Trip
You must cancel your trip no later than three hours before your scheduled pickup time by calling Transit Control. If you know one or two days in advance that you won’t be taking your scheduled trip, call Reservations. The penalties for customers who no-show or late cancel trips are listed in No-Show/Late Cancellation Violations
On the Day of Your Trip
Before, during or after the
30-minute waiting period, you may call Transit Control to get your carrier’s name, the vehicle number, and its location or estimated time of arrival (ETA).
• Be at your pickup location ready to travel at your scheduled pickup time. If you need to take an elevator or walk a distance to your pickup location, please allow enough extra time.
• Be prepared to wait up to 30 minutes after your scheduled pickup time. The 30-minute waiting period begins at your scheduled pickup time and ends 30 minutes later.
• AAR vehicles arriving during this time are considered on time. You may call Transit Control to check on your vehicle’s location or ETA.
• When the vehicle arrives, please show the driver your AAR ID card and pay the exact fare as you board.
• Drivers must wait five minutes after your scheduled pickup time, even if they arrive early. Drivers arriving after your scheduled pickup time must also wait five minutes before leaving.
• Dispatchers are requested to call you if you are not at the pickup location. If you do not show up, the driver will leave.
• Cell phone users: Please call Eligibility and request that your cell phone number be entered into Manifest Notes in your permanent record so that dispatchers can contact you before the driver leaves.
• If your vehicle doesn’t arrive at the end of the 30-minute waiting period, follow the instructions in What to Do if an AAR Vehicle is Late.
• If you are delayed but wish to keep your return-trip reservation, call Transit Control to reschedule at least 60 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
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While AAR may continue to operate during adverse weather conditions, there may be times when local road conditions prevent us from reaching you. Please call AAR at 877-337-2017 for weather and service messages, or consult www.mta.info, the MTA website.
As long as the driver doesn’t lose sight of the vehicle and is not more than 100 feet away from it, she/he can assist you to/from the vehicle, help you up/down the curb or one step and assist you in boarding. The driver will carry up to two bags or parcels totaling 40 lbs. or less on/off the vehicle. A driver will not enter any buildings. When a PCA travels with you, the driver is only required to assist you onto the vehicle, secure your wheelchair/scooter and secure your seatbelt/shoulder harness, or seatbelt, if you are sitting in a passenger seat.
Shopping Carts, Bags/Parcels and Bulky Items
Customers must fold shopping carts and board AAR vehicles with only two bags or parcels totaling 40 lbs. or less. A very bulky item that fills a seat or is a safety hazard is not permitted on an AAR vehicle, even if the item weighs less than 40 lbs.
AAR cares about your safety. Traffic conditions may require the vehicle operator to make sudden stops, turns, or maneuvers. Fastening your seatbelt ensures a safer ride.
For your safety, we strongly recommend that you wear seatbelts or seatbelt/shoulder harnesses if traveling in a wheelchair or scooter. You should fasten your seatbelt before the AAR vehicle begins to move. Drivers will assist in fastening and unfastening seatbelts upon request. This includes fastening the seatbelt/shoulder harness for those using a wheelchair/scooter.
Transferring from Wheelchair/Scooter to Passenger Seat
Please ask the AAR driver if all the passenger seats will be occupied during your trip on AAR. If the driver tells you that a seat will be vacant while you are on the van, then you may transfer from your wheelchair/scooter to a passenger seat. Otherwise, you must remain in the wheelchair/scooter location.
What to Do if an AAR Vehicle is Late
If it is more than 30 minutes after your scheduled pickup time, call Transit Control and ask the Customer Information Agent (CIA) for a trip status. The CIA will check the Automatic Vehicle Location Monitoring System (AVLM) and tell you the vehicle’s location or ETA, the carrier’s name and the vehicle’s number. If the vehicle will not arrive in a reasonable period of time, the CIA will attempt to locate another nearby vehicle to pick you up or authorize taxi/car service.Back to Top
Taxi/Car Service Authorization and Reimbursement
Transit Control can authorize taxi/car service for customers who are able to arrange and pay for a taxi/car service when neither your scheduled AAR vehicle nor another vehicle will arrive within a reasonable period of time after waiting the required 30 minutes.
A CIA will give you an authorization number. You are responsible for paying the taxi/car service fare, tolls, and not more than a 15 percent tip, obtaining a receipt from the driver and submitting a letter to AAR requesting reimbursement. You will be reimbursed the cost of your trip minus the full AAR paratransit fare. The reimbursement amount may be reduced if a request appears excessive.
NYC Transit may offer customers conditional authorization when it is unclear if the same-day problem is caused by you or NYC Transit. You will not be reimbursed for taxi/car service if NYC Transit determines that you are responsible for the problem.
NYC Transit may not authorize taxi/car service for customers who are not at their pickup locations and ready to travel when an AAR vehicle arrives within the 30-minute time period. This also applies to customers who call for an earlier pickup time on the day of their trip.
If NYC Transit offers you an alternate trip on AAR, you may wait for the AAR vehicle or take a taxi/car service at your own expense. The scheduled arrival time for an alternate trip may be up to one hour after the trip is offered.
1. Letters must be postmarked within three months from the trip date.
2. Letters missing required documentation will be returned.
3. Letters must include your name, address, AAR ID number, the NYC Transit authorization number, original taxi meter receipt or original car service receipt. Receipts that appear altered may be rejected, and copies or faxes are not accepted. The reimbursement amount may be limited if a request appears excessive.
4. Car service receipts must include the car service name, telephone number, trip date, fare, tolls and tip.
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This service is offered to any customer who travels from the same location to the same destination at the same time of day for each trip at least one day a week.
If you wish to apply, call Subscription Service from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Note: Subscription Service is subject to availability. These trips are prescheduled. You need to call if you wish to cancel or put trips on hold.
Call Reservations to cancel a trip one-to-two days in advance of travel. Call Transit Control to cancel a same-day trip at least three hours prior to your pickup time.
If you do not require subscription service for one day or more, call Subscription Service at least three days in advance of your trip date to put it on hold. For example, if you have a trip to an appointment for physical therapy every Monday from 2 to 3 p.m., but will be on vacation for the next two weeks, you must call Subscription Service on Friday to put this trip on hold.
When calling Subscription Service to put your subscription on hold, be prepared to give the following information:
1. Your full name (spell out)
2. AAR ID Number
3. Whether you want all or some of your trips put on hold
(e.g., every Monday in July)
4. The first date AAR vehicles should not pick you up
5. The first date vehicles should resume picking you up
6. If you don’t know the date for service to resume, say the hold is indefinite.
NYC Transit will hold your subscription for up to 90 consecutive days. After 90 days the subscription will be cancelled, and you must submit a new request for Subscription Service.
NYC Transit may suspend any subscription that is canceled 30 percent or more in two consecutive months. At no time can a customer’s missed trips exceed seven within one month. This will be considered a consistent pattern of cancellations of any part of a subscription. The decision to suspend a subscription because of excessive cancellations is final. Suspended subscription customers must submit another request for Subscription Service. However, the request will not be considered until four months after the suspension date. Customers whose Subscription Service is suspended due to excessive cancellations still have the right to request advance reservation trips.
No-Show/Late Cancellation Violations
NYC Transit will record each customer no-show or late cancellation as a missed trip and may suspend, for a reasonable period, any customer whose missed trips are excessive, whether the trips are advance reservation or subscription trips. You may not dispute an individual violation at the time it occurs (See Right to Appeal Suspension).
A no-show occurs when the vehicle arrives at the pickup location within the 30-minute pickup window, waits the required five minutes and the customer does not board the vehicle.
A late cancellation occurs when a customer cancels a trip less than three hours before the scheduled trip.
Excessive missed trips:
Missed trips are considered excessive when a customer reserves seven or more trips within any month and no-shows and/or late cancels 30 percent or more of those scheduled trips.
At no time can a customer's missed trips exceed seven within one month. This will be considered a pattern or practice of missed trips, and the customer will be sent written notification that she/he has violated the No-Show/Late Cancellation policy and is subject to suspension.
Customers incurring excessive missed trips may be suspended for a reasonable period of time. Repeated violations will result in longer suspension periods each time.
The following suspension periods shall apply to violations that occur within the same rolling 12-month period.
|1st suspension||2-month period|
|2nd suspension||4-month period|
|3rd suspension||6-month period|
|4th suspension||3-year period|
In addition, Subscription Service will be cancelled for any customer who is suspended. Suspended Subscription Service customers must reapply to be considered for a new subscription. The application will not be considered until four months after the end of the suspension period.
Notification of Suspension
Before a suspension occurs, customers will receive a notice of suspension identifying each trip that was no-showed or late cancelled. The notice will also advise the customers of the dates when the suspension begins and ends, as well as the date that the customers can start to use paratransit service again.
Right to Appeal Suspension
• Customers must submit the completed Notice of Intention to Appeal Suspension form.
• Customers must submit either the Statement of Appeal form or a letter documenting why they believe that the violations should be excused and any supporting documentation.
• These documents must be postmarked within 14 calendar days of the date the notice of suspension was issued.
• Customers must submit the completed Notice of Intention to Appeal Suspension form postmarked within 14 calendar days of the date the notice of suspension was issued.
• Customers will be contacted to schedule an appeal hearing. Customers must be available to attend the hearing at a mutually agreed-upon date.
No suspension will take effect if the customer has filed an appeal in accordance with the instructions and deadlines noted in this policy and the Paratransit Appeals Board has not determined the outcome of the appeal.
NYC Transit will advise customers in writing of its decision concerning their appeal. If the decision upholds the suspension, the notice of decision will provide customers with the beginning and ending dates of the suspension period. The decision of the Paratransit Appeals Board is final.
Designated AAR Pickup Locations
There are designated AAR pickup spots at busy locations where customers and vehicle operators have missed each other. These locations have AAR identification signs. You MUST have a reservation for a pickup or drop off at these locations. Click here for a list.
Cross-Jurisdictional Transfer Locations
A. Transfer Location between New York City and New Jersey
Port Authority Bus Terminal (42nd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues)
B. Transfer Locations between New York City and Nassau County
1. Long Island Jewish Medical Center (269-01 76th Avenue, New Hyde Park)
2. Hempstead Avenue and 223rd Street (near Cross Island Parkway)
3. Green Acres Mall (2034 Sunrise Highway, Green Acres Mall, Valley Stream)
C. Transfer Locations between New York City and Westchester
1. 4340 Boston Road (at Ropes Avenue)
2. Riverdale Avenue and West 259th Street
3. White Plains Road (238th Street at Nereid Avenue)
4. Pelham Bay subway station (Westchester Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard)
5. Fordham Plaza (E. Fordham Road near Webster Avenue)
D. Intermodal Transfer Facilities
1. Herald Square (33rd Street and 6th Avenue)
2. Penn Station (31st Street and 8th Avenue)
3. Grand Central Terminal (42nd Street between Park and Lexington Avenues).
MTA New York City Transit welcomes the opportunity to provide AAR paratransit service to eligible visitors to New York City. In advance of your visit to our city, you must send NYC Transit a copy of your paratransit ID card (front and back) or other equivalent paratransit eligibility documentation issued by the city or town in which you reside.
If you don’t have these documents, you must submit proof of residency outside New York City and proof of disability. A legible, dated letter noting your disability and signed by a doctor or rehabilitation professional is acceptable proof. In addition, we need the following information:
1. Name, birth date, home address, telephone, cell phone and business telephone.
2. Your address and telephone number in New York City (include cross streets).
3. Emergency contact (name and telephone) in New York City.
4. Whether you will travel with a Personal Care Attendant (PCA), a guest, or both.
5. If you use a service animal.
6. If you use a cane, walker, crutches, wheelchair, scooter or other equipment.
Note: AAR vehicles cannot accommodate wheelchairs or scooters wider than 33.5 inches, longer than 51 inches and weighing more than 800 lbs. when occupied.
7. If you need the driver to call out your name when the vehicle arrives, because of a visual impairment.
8. If you need information in large print, Braille or recorded format.
How to Commend or Complain About Paratransit
Please contact us by using one of the following methods:
1. Call 511, the MTA New York City Transit Customer Service line, between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., seven days a week, to speak with a representative who handles paratransit issues. Deaf/hard of hearing customers: use your preferred relay service provider or the free 711 service relay to reach 511.
2. Write MTA New York City Transit, Paratransit Division, Customer Relations, 130 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
3. E-mail www.mta.info and click on Contact Us.
Make your comment or complaint while the details are still fresh in your mind. We look forward to receiving customers’ positive comments and helpful suggestions. If you have a complaint, we will try to resolve it. When making a complaint, please tell us your name, address, telephone number, and AAR ID number. Also, provide specific details of your complaint and when and where it happened. If you’re complaining about a trip, the information on your trip ticket helps us investigate.
If you have Internet access, go to www.mta.info/nyct/paratran/guide.htm to print a copy. Additional copies of this guide may be requested by calling Eligibility.
MTA NYC Transit Customer Service at 511 also provides AAR publications, bus and subway maps and information, between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., seven days a week.
If you want to receive a Braille or recorded version of the Guide to Access-A-Ride Service, please call 718-393-4133.
Filing a Title VI Complaint
Filing a Title VI Complaint – MTA New York City Transit (“NYC Transit”) is committed to providing non-discriminatory service to ensure that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in the receipt of its services on the basis of race, color or national origin as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VI").
To request more information about Title VI or to submit a written complaint if you believe that you have been subjected to discrimination, you may contact NYC Transit’s Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, 130 Livingston Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
In addition to your right to file a complaint with NYC Transit, you have the right to file a Title VI complaint with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration, Office of Civil Rights. The regional office is located at One Bowling Green, Room 429, New York, NY 10004-1415.
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