Subway death brings accessibility concerns to the forefront

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The fight for subway and bus accessibility has been renewed after a mother lost her life at a subway platform.

Malaysia Goodson, 22, took her 1-year-old daughter on a shopping trip in Manhattan Monday. Her family says she died after she fell down the stairs and onto the platform of a Manhattan subway station while carrying her child in a stroller. A medical examiner has since said the death was related to a pre-existing condition.

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The incident reminded many of the battle between the MTA and advocates for the Americans with Disabilities Act.

"It puts a bad taste in my mouth, saying our work hasn't mattered all this time," the advocate told News 12.

The MTA says they hear the concerns and are working to maintain existing elevators, while looking at larger renovations in 2020.

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