Residents: Able-Ride cuts will leave some stranded
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will cut Able-Ride service today, leaving some Long Island residents stranded.
Able-Ride is a program run by the MTA that provides door-to-door transportation for the developmentally disabled to get to and from work. Residents, such as 51-year-old Danny Abrahams, say they use Able-Ride every day since they can't drive themselves.
The MTA says it was forced to cut the program to residents who live outside the required service area determined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The cuts will save about $1.2 million.
Abrahams says losing his transportation will force him to lose his independence and may lead to him losing his job.