The first-ever accessibility chief at New York City Transit has logged long hours as he carves out his new position at the MTA.
Alex Elegudin is tasked with an important challenge: improving the inaccessible subway system as well as the paratransit service for the nearly two million residents who are seniors, small children or living with a disabilities.
Elegudin commutes to his office in 2 Broadway from Coney Island via express bus or car and has used a wheelchair since a 2003 car accident with a deer while he was a college undergrad. He wants his perspective as a wheelchair user to seep into the culture at NYC Transit in a cohesive, unified way.
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