NYC Taxi Accessibilty

Judge George Daniels has ruled that meaningful access to the NYC taxi system is required.
 
Plaintiffs Christopher Noel, Simi Linton, United Spinal, The Taxis for All Campaign, Disabled in Action brought a civil rights class action suit against The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, and Commissioner David Yassky.  Disability Rights Advocates represented the plaintiffs.
 
Judge Daniels ruling calls for "meaningful access" to taxis for people who are disabled. Though he does not define precisely what that means, he writes:
 
"It is clear, however, that less than 2% of the city's fleet being wheelchair accessible, resulting in the unavailability of taxi transportation and significantly increased waiting times for disabled persons who require wheelchairs, is not meaningful access. In fact, during oral argument, the TLC conceded that its regulations do not provide meaningful access to individual who require wheelchairs. It must do so."
 
In a footnote, he also writes:
 
"...meaningful access for the disabled to public transportation services is not a utopian goal or political promise, it is a basic civil right. Title II requires immediate and full compliance."
 

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