NYLPI Joins Taxis for All Campaign in Support of Intro. 144-A to Permit Additional For-Hire Vehicle Licenses ONLY if They are for Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicles

July 31, 2018

Access-a-Ride Reform Group, Campaign, Disability Justice, For-Hire Vehicles, Legislative

Image of a cell phone being used to hail an accessible for-hire-vehicle ride in New York

NYLPI supports Intro. 144-A (Council Member Levin), which would permit the issuance of additional for-hire-vehicle licenses ONLY if they are for wheelchair accessible vehicles.

Uber’s opposition is disingenuous: The company says a cap would “strand” New Yorkers – even though it strands New Yorkers with disabilities every day by offering next to no wheelchair-accessible service.

See the statement of support here.

Read more about the issue in Greater Greater Washington.

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