Coverage Archive

Observer

March 15, 2018

Lyft was sued by the Disability Rights Advocates (DRA), a nonprofit representing people with disabilities, in a class action lawsuit on Wednesday alleging the ride-sharing company discriminates against people who use wheelchairs by failing to providing sufficient wheelchair-accessible cars in the San Francisco Bay Area.

CNET

March 15, 2018

First Uber was sued for allegedly discriminating against people in wheelchairs, and now Lyft is getting the same treatment.

El Diario

March 14, 2018

La Fiscalía de Estados Unidos se ha unido a una demanda contra MTA por la falta de accesibilidad, argumentando que la reciente renovación de la estación de metro Middletown Road, en El Bronx, debió haber incluido ascensores para sillas de ruedas.

NY1

March 14, 2018

The Middletown Road stop on the 6 line in the Bronx reopened after $27 million in renovations.

Curbed SF

March 14, 2018

One week after suing Uber for allegedly providing inadequate service to wheelchair users, Berkeley-based non-profit Disability Rights Advocates [DRA] have now sued Lyft for the same reasons.

New York City Patch

March 13, 2018

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority broke federal law when it renovated a Bronx subway station without intalling elevators, leaving it still useless to many disabled straphangers, federal prosecutors argued Tuesday.

The New York Post

March 13, 2018

The MTA is breaking the law by refusing to make its stations accessible to the disabled, the United States Attorney in Manhattan charges in a new court papers filed Tuesday.

Queens Chronicle

March 13, 2018

The federal government has joined a 2016 lawsuit which alleges that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority was in violation of federal law when it did not include an elevator in a Bronx subway station that underwent major renovations and construction between October 2013 and May 2014.

ABC7NY

March 13, 2018

A U.S. Attorney filed a lawsuit against the MTA and the New York City Transit Authority on Tuesday after they say the agencies failed to make a subway station in the Bronx accessible to people who are disabled.

WNYC

March 13, 2018

The Justice Department is joining an existing federal lawsuit against the MTA because the agency didn’t add wheelchair access to one subway station in the Bronx during a multi-million dollar renovation.

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