D.C. advocates call on Uber, Lyft to add wheelchair accessible vehicles
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
Uber, Lyft must improve access for riders with disabilities, Calif. advocates say
September 10, 2015
LOS ANGELES — As Uber and Lyft negotiate for permits to pick up passengers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), advocates are pressing regulators to require better access for disabled travelers, the Los Angeles Times reported.
During a hearing with LAX's disability advisory committee this year, Uber representatives said they had about 10 wheelchair-accessible vehicles available
Broward County reaches settlement with injured passenger's family
July 13, 2015
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Broward County officials reached a $300,000 settlement with an area family whose father suffered traumatic brain injuries when his wheelchair fell off a paratransit van wheelchair lift, NBC 6 reported.
Despite being slowed by a rare spinal condition, the man was working at Goodwill Industries in 2012, when his wheelchair slipped off a lift that had been recalled
5 Qs: Q'Straint's Jean-Marc Girardin
January 5, 2015
For 30 years, Q’Straint has remained focused on one vision: to develop the world’s most effective wheelchair passenger safety solutions for public and private transportation. Today, Q’Straint is a global company serving customers in over 50 countries around the world.
Jean-Marc Girardin, founder/executive chairman at Q’Straint, talks about how the company’s key innovations shaped
Va. transit bus, motorized wheelchair collide
February 23, 2015
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — A man riding a motorized wheelchair against traffic was struck by a Hampton Roads Transit bus, WAVY-TV reported.
According to police, the bus driver saw the person traveling on the street in the direction of the bus and swerved at the last second to avoid a direct collision with the motorized wheelchair. The wheelchair struck the right side of the bus.
Group accuses Montreal transit of ableism
March 9, 2015
MONTREAL — The Link reported that Accessibilize Montreal members questioned Société de transport de Montréal (STM) board members on whether it had a corporate policy of ableism at an open board meeting.
The accusations stem from a human rights complaint by a rider who said a bus driver refused to lower the wheelchair ramp for her because she was using a walker and not a wheelchair. STM holds
Quantum automatic rear-facing wheelchair securement station
June 5, 2015
Q'Straint’s Quantum automatic rear-facing wheelchair securement station is designed to international standards, built with transportation industry-standard technologies and is ideal for both new fleet or retrofit applications, according to the company. Beyond safety and durability, the Quantum was also designed with aesthetics in mind: the Quantum's appearance is unimposing and approachable
Disability advocacy group threatens bus startup Leap with lawsuit
April 27, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — A disability advocacy group has threatened legal action against San Francisco luxury transit startup Leap if the company does not immediately reinstall wheelchair accessibility features it removed from its buses, SF Gate reported.
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The demand letter sent to Leap by the Independent Living Resource Center in San
Uber, Lyft winning over Portland taxi market
July 13, 2015
% of taxi calls in May, which grew to more than half the market as the month wore on, according to the report.
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Traditional cab companies, who have more expensive dispatch systems and were mandated by the city to have fleets of wheelchair-accessible vehicles, in-cab video cameras and other costly features, find it hard
[Video] Jason DaSilva describing his life and disability for the AT&T and NYU Connect Ability Challenge
July 13, 2015
Jason is a volunteer exemplar for the AT&T and NYU Connect Ability Challenge,...