MTA Access Protests

Things went off the rails at a meeting in Manhattan Thursday where MTA chairman Joe Lhota was set to discuss the future of the city's crumbling subway system.

He was poised to speak at the "Only in New York" Event at the Museum of the City of New York in East Harlem. But instead, the session was taken over by disability rights protesters.

Members of "The People's MTA" have been fixtures at recent MTA meetings, pushing for more elevators throughout the subway systems' 472 stations.

Only about a quarter of subway stations are accessible to riders with disabilities.

Catherine James