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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.

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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.

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