Thursday, October 13, 2011

DOJ Supports Disability Advocates in Taxi Accessibility Lawsuit

See this article by that title on NY1.  It begins:

For Christopher Noel, catching a cab is like finding a needle in a haystack. He uses a wheelchair, and of the city’s 13,000 taxis, only about 230, or less than 2-percent, are accessible. 
“How many of them are being used at the moment? And when will I see the next one that’s coming by that’s fully accessible? If we had a fully accessible fleet, no one would have that problem,” said Noel. 
Noel is one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit that says the city is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. On Thursday, the Department of Justice agreed and filed papers to back the lawsuit.



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