Last year around this time, under very different weather circumstances than we're having right now, hundreds of people were stuck on an A train in the Rockaways from approximately 10 p.m. on December 26 until 8 a.m. on December 27. This was during the blizzard of 2010, which most of us probably haven't thought much about since our streets were plowed last January -- although this year, in early December, the MTA finally admitted they'd forgotten about those unfortunate passengers, calling the omission "inexcusable."
Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the event, and Aymen Aboushi, lawyer for 22 plaintiffs who were stuck on that train, will be filing a complaint with the New York City Transit Authority on their behalf. Aboushi says the MTA's recent admission of fault, which followed numerous meetings between the plaintiffs and the MTA over the past year in which plaintiffs told their stories of the incident, "does not give us what we are looking for because it is simply an admission of liability, not a remedy."More »