Regulations

NYC For-Hire Wheelchair Mandate Advances

Posted on April 25, 2018
On April 20, the plaintiffs, which included the Livery Round Table, the Black Car Assistance Corp. and Carmel Car & Limo, abandoned the case. The for-hire-vehicle operators had argued that the mandate would cost them $250 million to $300 million in just the first year and would ultimately put them out of business. (Wikimedia Creative Commons photo)
On April 20, the plaintiffs, which included the Livery Round Table, the Black Car Assistance Corp. and Carmel Car & Limo, abandoned the case. The for-hire-vehicle operators had argued that the mandate would cost them $250 million to $300 million in just the first year and would ultimately put them out of business. (Wikimedia Creative Commons photo)

The city's plan for more wheelchair-accessible car service took a step forward Friday, when a group dropped its legal fight against it.

Arguing that the Taxi and Limousine Commission was overstepping its authority in setting accessibility requirements—and that their businesses would be devastated—black-car and livery operators had sought an injunction to block the rules.

On April 18, U.S. district court Judge John Koeltl denied the motion, writing that it did not meet the two requirements for a preliminary injunction: the likelihood that the plaintiffs would eventually prevail in court and that they would be irreparably harmed in the meantime.

Crain's New York Business article here

Related Topics: ADA vehicles, black car market, legal issues, New York City, New York operators, New York Taxi & Limousine Commission, regulatory enforcement, taxis, TNCs, Uber

Comments ( 1 )
  • Anthony

     | about 1 month ago

    The city should have its own wheel chair service!!!!! Plenty of liability for any operator to have these vehicles available.

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