D.C. advocates call on Uber, Lyft to add wheelchair accessible vehicles

Posted on August 24, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Area disability rights advocates are calling for Uber, Lyft and other transportation network companies to add vehicles that are wheelchair accessible, WAMU 88.5 reported.

For months, Uber has been seeking agreements with a handful of D.C. cab companies to access the companies’ wheelchair-ready vans for use on the Uber Taxi platform. Those vehicles are dispatched through the growing TransportDC program for people who are eligible for paratransit service. The cab companies, however, are not interested in working with Uber. For the full story, click here.

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