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Public Meeting | Accessibility and Daniels-Finegold v. MBTA Settlement Update (Virtual)

Meeting Info

Date: December 8, 2021 at 1 PM - 3 PM

Location: Virtual • Zoom • Boston, MA

Attendees: General Public

Event Description

Judge Patrick King will report on the state of the BCIL settlement agreement to provide an update on the MBTA's path towards compliance with the Daniels-Finegold v. MBTA settlement agreement focused on accessibility.

The general manager and other MBTA officials will provide updates and answer questions about ongoing accessibility initiatives.

Note: This meeting will focus on bus, subway, and Commuter Rail accessibility, not on THE RIDE.

Join the Virtual Meeting

Please preregister for this Zoom event:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join. 


  1. Welcome & Noteworthy Updates
    • Steve Poftak, MBTA General Manager
  2. Welcome & Status of Settlement Agreement
    • Hon. Patrick King, Independent Monitor
  3. Overview of Accessibility Initiatives
    • Laura Brelsford, AGM, System-Wide Accessibility
  4. Vertical Transportation Improvements: Replacement & Redundant Elevator Designs at Nine Stations
    • John Schwarz, Senior Director, Capital Delivery
  5. Operations Training School & Accessibility-Related Trainings Underway
    • Aisheea Isidor, Assistant General Manager, Operations Control Center & Training
  6. Green Line Extension (GLX) Update
    • Terry McCarthy, Director of Operations Projects, Green Line Extension
  7. Statement from Plaintiffs
    • Joanne Daniels-Finegold, Lead Named Plaintiff’s
  8. Statement from Riders’ Transportation Access Group
    • Elizabeth Foster, Co-Chair, R-TAG
  9. Feedback and Q&A


ASL interpreters and live captioning will be provided. If you need additional accommodations, please email or call 617-222-5254.