February 24, 2014

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

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.

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