Accessibility concerns grow over new S.F. car service networks

Posted on February 24, 2014

Courtesy SFMTA
Courtesy SFMTA
SAN FRANCISCO — With the expansion of new transportation network companies such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, concerns about the availability of accessible taxis are growing, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

A quarter of wheelchair-accessible cabs, which San Francisco Metropolitan Transit Authority officials consider a linchpin of the paratransit system, now sit idle because there aren't enough drivers, the report said.

RELATED: "Taxis: Paratransit's Valuable Partner"

Despite filing documents with state regulators on their disability access plans, disability experts are unimpressed with the transportation networks' proposals for accommodating disabled riders. For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Chicago RTA awards $7M to projects serving seniors, people with disabilities

The funds are dedicated to removing barriers to transportation service and expanding available transportation mobility options.

Q'Straint webinar to discuss rearward-facing securement

This presentation will explore developing ridership trends facing transit providers, offer an overview of the current research on rearward facing securement, and examine how emerging technologies are addressing the previous shortcomings of primitive rearward securement applications.

Senior housing provider partners with Lyft for pilot program

The partnership will allow Brookdale residents to book a Lyft ride on-demand or schedule in advance through a concierge in their community.

New Houston Metro pilot increases access for paratransit riders

Set to launch in January, the program will allow those riders that use MetroLift paratransit buses to ride those buses to a transit center and then transfer to a regular fixed-route bus

Mobility Networks launches North American operations

Officially launched and unveiled a range of pioneering access products to the U.S. market at BusCon Expo, which was held Sept. 19 to 21 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Company also opened two offices in New York and Toronto.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close