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Taxi Groups Crafting Uber Wheelchair Legislation

Posted on July 6, 2016

The for-hire vehicle industry has come up with a plan to impose wheelchair accessibility — which now applies mainly to yellow and green cabs — on Uber and other app-based car services.

An informal coalition of taxi, black car and livery cab operators, trade group members and lobbyists, along with disability advocates, has been working on a bill that would bring parts of the industry in line with yellow cabs. A draft obtained by Crain’s shows it would target services that do 75% of their business through a “publicly available, passenger-facing booking tool.”

Crain's New York Business article here

Related Topics: ADA vehicles, legislation, New York operators, New York Taxi & Limousine Commission, paratransit vehicles, regulatory enforcement, taxis, TNCs, Uber

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