Transit riders will have a new voice on the NFTA board.
During the fight over service cuts and fare increases, some of the most vocal testimony at public hearings involved people with disabilities who need Metro Bus and Rail to get around to jobs, to homes, to health care.
They had no voice when the decisions were actually made.
Under legislation signed into law by Governor Cuomo, that's changing.
He signed a bill adding another member, a non-voting member, who is a transit-dependent person with disabilities.