NEW YORK (AP) — A nonprofit disability rights organization has filed a class-action lawsuit against Uber, claiming the ride-hailing service discriminates against New York City riders with disabilities by not providing enough access to vehicles that can accommodate wheelchairs.
In a dramatic turn of events (just kidding, we’re getting used to this) Uber was hit with another lawsuit this week. And just like the one filed in Washington, D.C., last month, this one is related to accessible vehicles for people with disabilities.
The New York Times
All around Valerie Joseph, there is a fleet of Uber cars rolling by on New York City streets. But though she could really use the ride-hailing app, Ms. Joseph said she does not bother because Uber has so few wheelchair-accessible cars to dispatch.
Independence Care System
It won’t surprise any New Yorker who uses a wheelchair or who doesn’t have the ability to climb mountains of stairs, but two recently filed lawsuits made it official: New York has the least accessible subway system in the nation.
This morning as I checked social media, I noticed there was a trending NYT article entitled “Tired Of The Subways? Blame Andrew Cuomo.” It talked all about how the MTA was failing the NYC customer, how the system was outdated and how Governor Cuomo has dropped the ball.
San Francisco Examiner
Just as BART announced the opening of Warm Springs Station, I sat in my wheelchair at Powell Station wondering if the elevator doors would open at all — they didn’t.
Rooted in Rights
New York City’s (NYC’s) public transportation system is notoriously inaccessible. Only about one in every five subway stations is wheelchair accessible.
NBC New York
Imagine trying to get around the New York City subway system in a wheelchair.
Multiple Sclerosis News Today
Have you ever been on a New York City subway? I grew up in the Big Apple, and I used to love riding the subway as a kid. I’d travel all over the city without a problem. Not so today. Not so since MS changed my track.
New York City has the least wheelchair accessible subway system in the nation, according to a pair of class action lawsuits filed against the Metropolitan Transit Authority on April 25.
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