Volatile weather creates accessibility issues for NYC transit

The heavy rain, high-speed winds and dropping temperatures have

 made reliable train service less accessible to some New Yorkers.

Dustin Jones is a Bronx resident who says he has no access to train service at the

Burnside Avenue station on Jerome Avenue in Mount Hope due to being in a wheelchair.

On days like today, it makes going anywhere even more of a challenge.  

The federal government is on track to assist in upgrades to four subway stations in New York City

to improve transit accessibility for all New Yorkers – Burnside Avenue is one of those stations.  

This is the local station that would take me to the city, this is the closest I can get because there is no elevator

said Jones. “If you don’t have access, it’s a waste of time trying to commute over here.