Council Testimony on For-Hire Vehicle Accessibility

October 15, 2018

Access-a-Ride Reform Group, Disability Justice, For-Hire Vehicles, Legislative

Image of a cell phone being used to hail an accessible for-hire-vehicle ride in New York

NYLPI director of organizing and strategic research Justin Wood delivered testimony on accessibility in the for-hire vehicle industry this morning. The industry continues to openly discriminate against New Yorkers with disabilities, and wheelchair users in particular, by refusing to provide accessible vehicles and accessible service equal to the service those companies provide to other New Yorkers. You can read Mr. Wood’s testimony in full by clicking here.

A NYLPI report published earlier this year found that Uber and Lyft fail to provide accessible vehicles to wheelchair users 70% of the time they are requested. You can read more about that report by clicking here.

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