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Subway riders stuck on snow-trapped train last year sue NY transportation agency
NEW YORK (AP) ' Subway riders stuck for eight hours in a train during a blizzard last year are suing a New York City transportation agency.
They say in court papers filed Tuesday they had no heat, food or water while the Metropolitan Transportation Authority kept promising help.
The city was all but paralyzed Dec. 26, 2010, because of the blizzard. Two feet of snow were piled around an A train in Queens. Inside were about 500 passengers. Twenty-two of them filed the suit in Queens state Supreme Court, seeking unspecified damages from a division of the MTA.
Attorney Aymen Aboushi (EYE'-men ah-BOOH'-shee) says he's handling the case pro bono in hopes of forcing changes in the emergency response system to avert a similar nightmare.
The MTA says it has implemented changes to improve performance in future storms.
Associated Press writer Samantha Gross contributed to this report.