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Traveling to/from Campus

Parking at City College: For students with disabilities who require a parking space as an accommodation, please reference the following Website from Public Safety and review the instructions. 

City College's Shuttle Bus Service: The college offers free shuttle service to get to and from the subway.

Access-A-Ride: If you are unable to use accessible mass transit for some or all of your trips, you may be eligible to reserve transportation in advance through Access-A-Ride. See http://web.mta.info/nyct/paratran/guide.htm for more information and to access application materials. The main campus drop off point for Access-A-Ride is 160 Convent Avenue New York, NY 10031, centrally located between the Administration Building and the North Academic Center. Below, you can find drop off points for specific buildings on campus. 
 

Building/Campus Location Address 
Gate House 150 Convent Avenue
Aaron Davis Hall 129 Convent Avenue
Baskerville Hall 250 Convent Avenue
Compton & Goethals Hall 1619 Amsterdam Avenue
Marshak Science Building 181 Convent Avenue
Steinman Hall 275 Convent Avenue
North Academic Center (NAC) 160 Convent Avenue
Shepard Hall 259 Convent Avenue
Administration Building 201-221 Convent Avenue
Spitzer School of Architecture 141 Convent Avenue
Harris Hall 1589 Amsterdam Avenue
Wingate Hall 200 Convent Avenue
ASRC/CDI 85 St. Nicholas Terrace
Store House 506 W 140th Street
Alumni House 280 Convent Avenue
Daycare Center 119 Convent Avenue
The Towers  401 W 130th Street


Reduced-Fare Metro Card: Go to http://web.mta.info/accessibility/transit.htm#fare for information about who qualifies for Reduced-Fare MetroCards, and access the application here: http://web.mta.info/nyct/fare/pdf/disabled.pdf

The MetroCard Bus and Van Mobile Service CentersThe bus and van make scheduled stops in all five boroughs, bringing MetroCard services to you. At these stops, you can apply for a Reduced-Fare MetroCard, refill your MetroCard, and ask MTA staff questions. See http://web.mta.info/metrocard/mcbus.htm for locations and more information.

Accessible Stations: See http://web.mta.info/accessibility/stations.htm for a list of accessible stations in all boroughs. Check http://web.mta.info/service/ for the latest service notices when planning your travel and http://web.mta.info/mta/eles.html for updated elevator and escalator status at stations. Learn about AutoGate (accessible entry/exit gates) at http://web.mta.info/accessibility/transit.htm#AutoGate.

NYC Department of Transporation Mobility Management Resource Guide : This guide provides information on transportation resources, programs, and services for people with disabilities in the New York City region.

Accessible Stations Guide: 511 is a voice recognition system that will direct you to a menu or Transit representative. Call 511 to plan travel and check on service status of elevators/escalators.

         Directions: Call 511. Say “MTA,” then say “Subway and buses.” At that point, you can say different prompts to          get the information you need:

         for Elevator/Escalator Status: Say “Current service status,” wait to be transferred, then press 2.

         for Travel Information: Say “Plan a trip,” wait to be transferred, and when prompted, say “Wheelchair                        accessible travel.”

         for the NYC Transit Office of ADA Compliance: Say “ADA compliance.”

Accessible Taxi Service: To book a wheelchair-accessible taxi in NYC, call 311 or 646-599-9999, text a request to 646-400-0789, book online at http://www.accessibledispatch.com/, or use the mobile app WOW Taxi (Wheels on Wheels) for trips departing from Manhattan.

Personal Care Attendants (PCA): PCAs can ride free on all MTA trains, buses, and Access-A-Ride. The customer’s AAR ID must indicate they are allowed to travel with a PCA. The PCA can be a professional or a spouse, child, relative, or friend.
See http://web.mta.info/nyct/paratran/guide.htm#attendant for more information.

Service AnimalsService animals who are trained to assist people with disabilities may ride with their owners. They do not require special IDs, collars, or harnesses, though they must be leashed or harnessed. Owners can apply for a service animal identification card:
http://web.mta.info/accessibility/Service%20Animal%20ID%20Application%20_REVISION.pdf.  

Subway, Bus, and Rail MapsMaps can be viewed and downloaded at http://web.mta.info/maps/. Maps support the zoom feature to allow for large-print reading.