MBTA/BCIL Settlement Agreement
About the Settlement Agreement
In April of 2006, the MBTA entered into a landmark settlement agreement with the Boston Center for Independent Living (BCIL) and several named plaintiffs in which the T committed to undertaking major improvements to equipment, facilities and services that promise to enhance accessibility for people with disabilities while improving service for all T passengers. Below, you can review key documents regarding the settlement.
- ADA Lawsuit Settlement Notice Summary
- ADA Lawsuit Settlement Notice
- ADA Press Release
- ADA Lawsuit Settlement (PDF format)
- ADA Lawsuit Settlement (Text only)
The MBTA/BCIL settlement agreement is overseen by a Federal Court Appointed Judge. The Judge’s role is to evaluate the MBTA’s compliance, as well as host public meetings every six months related to the topic. Click here for a list of upcoming events.
Current Accessibility Initiatives
In May of 2015, the MBTA published a list of 85 accessibility-related projects it intends to complete in 1-3 years.
Joint Assessment of the MBTA/BCIL Settlement Agreement
On June 9, 2010, the MBTA and Plaintiffs’ representatives issued the Joint Assessment of the MBTA/BCIL Settlement Agreement. The Assessment represents the collective evaluation of the MBTA’s progress towards compliance in each of the Settlement’s key areas. Click below to access a complete copy of the Assessment.
View The Joint Assessment
- 2013 Joint Assessment (PDF)
- 2013 Joint Assessment (DOC)
- MBTA/BCIL Joint Assessment (PDF)
- MBTA/BCIL Joint Assessment (DOC)
Listen To The Joint Assessment
Customers now have the ability to listen to the MBTA/BCIL Joint Assessment in audio. Click here to listen to the MBTA/BCIL Joint Assessment.
How to Contact the Judge
If you have any questions or comments related to the MBTA’s progress with complying to the settlement, you can contact the Judge at:
Honorable Judge Patrick J. King (Ret.)
Cell phone: 617-905-7061