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Taxi and Limousine Commission Form Working Group to Look at Wheelchair-accessible Cab Options

Posted on the 06 June 2012 by Easytracgps @EasyTracGPS

Comes on heels of judge allowing lawsuits against Bloomberg taxi plans to proceed

The Taxi and Limousine Commission is taking a second look at whether or not the entire yellow cab fleet should be accessible to the handicapped.

The agency is forming an accessibility working group that will be chaired by a commissioner who says a wheelchair user should be able to ride in any of the 13,200 taxis that are licensed and regulated by the city. Only 230 or so now have wheelchair ramps.

TLC Chairman David Yassky said he still believes the agency’s more limited plan — putting 2,000 new taxicabs with wheelchair ramps on the streets and establishing a dispatching system — is best for riders and the industry.

But Yassky said he didn’t want to “get a head of” the committee, which commissioner Frank Carone will lead. The goal is to ensure a wheelchair user can get a cab where the fleet mainly operates – midtown and downtown, Yassky said.

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Taxi and Limousine Commission form working group  to look at wheelchair-accessible cab options

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