The U.S. attorney for the Southern District on Tuesday joined a pitched battle between disability rights advocates and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority over subway accessibility.
Disability rights supporters are suing Lyft for allegedly not providing wheelchair-accessible vehicles in the Bay Area.
Disability Rights Advocates, on behalf of the Independent Living Resource Center and two people who use wheelchairs, filed a class-action lawsuit today against Lyft.
When you request an Uber ride, you can swipe through options such as UberX, Pool, Black, SUV and WAV, which stands for “wheelchair accessible vehicle.” But according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday that is seeking class-action status, the wheelchair-accessible vehicles are rarely if ever available in San Francisco and Alameda counties.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc was sued on Tuesday by disability rights groups and wheelchair users accusing the ride-sharing company of violating New York City human rights laws by failing to make enough of its vehicles accessible to disabled people.
Last week, a Bay Area advocacy group filed a class action lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc., claiming the ride-hailing company discriminated against wheelchair users.
Your doctor just got in the Uber dispatching business.
Rideshare company Uber announced Thursday that it would be partnering with local health care facilities to offer patients rides to their doctors’ offices. But, as the company plans to roll out the initiative, it faces lawsuits in several major cities alleging that it fails to provide enough wheelchair-accessible vehicles to customers.
Uber has a specific service for people with wheelchairs, it’s called UberWAV for “wheelchair accessible vehicle.” But disability rights advocates say those cars are rarely available.
Disability advocates filed a class-action lawsuit against Uber on Tuesday over the company’s lack of wheelchair-accessible vehicles, alleging it amounts to “illegal discrimination.”