MTA to Revisit the Folded Stroller Policy on City Buses
The NY MTA plans to assemble a panel to revisit the folded stroller policy after thousands of parents repeatedly complained about the rule.
Current MTA rules mandate that parents fold strollers before boarding buses and keep strollers closed for the duration of the ride.
New York City Transit interim President Craig Cipriano announced during an NYCT meeting Monday that he will look into how the MTA might permit open strollers on buses.
"We heard our customers' feedback, both the need for enhanced access on buses from caregivers with strollers and from disability advocates who are concerned with the potential conflicts and impact to their access," he said.
The advisory panel will consist of bus operators, disability advocates, and moms with strollers to take all sides into consideration.
Capriano called this issue a catch-22 as both, permitting and banning open strollers on busses, pose safety concerns.