Last week was a busy week for the For Hire Industry in New York: earlier in the week Uber was being criticized for its wheelchair accessibility. An advocacy group for wheelchair users slammed Uber for “separate and unequal service” Monday (January 11, 2016) and called on the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to step in and regulate.
In a letter to TLC Commissioner Meera Joshi, the United Spinal Association accused the city of “acquiescing to a multi-billion-dollar company” by failing to impose accessibility requirements on Uber and other car services, which they say amounts to discrimination against wheelchair users. In PDF the original letter and below the article in Crain’s.
- Uber has virtually taken over the black car industry and is not equipped for wheelchair-accessible service