News Tagged With: wheelchair-accessible-taxis
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July 14, 2014

Seattle ordinance would charge fee to offset accessible taxi costs

Would generate a 10-cent fee on every ride originating in Seattle with uberX, Lyft, Sidecar, nonwheelchair-accessible taxis and for-hire companies, and pour that money into a fund.


July 14, 2014

Philadelphia to add 45 wheelchair accessible taxicabs

Currently, Philadelphia has only eight disabled-accessible cabs out of a total of 1,800 registered taxis.


June 30, 2014

Bringing more wheelchair-accessible cabs to D.C., saving millions

Users of Metro’s paratransit service would have the option of riding in any of 33 accessible taxi-vans that would be added to the city’s cab fleet.


June 30, 2014

Will Uber service customers with disabilities?

A lawsuit filed by three mobility-impaired plaintiffs from San Antonio and Houston claims that Uber and Lyft have violated ADA laws by failing to provide a way for wheelchair users to take advantage of their services.


February 24, 2014

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

A quarter of wheelchair-accessible cabs, which SFMTA officials consider a linchpin of the paratransit system, now sit idle because there aren't enough drivers.


December 9, 2013

S.F. Muni incentivizes taxi pickups of wheelchair users

Agency offers a $10 payment for each trip for a passenger with a wheelchair, and for trips outside the central part of the city, a credit for a front-of-the-line pass for customers at San Francisco International Airport.


August 27, 2012

D.C. gets wheelchair-accessible taxis

Accessibility Taxi began operating 15 new ADA-compliant MV-1 taxis in Prince George’s County, which lagged behind many other areas of Washington, D.C., in terms of wheelchair-accessible taxi service.


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