New York Considers Wheelchair Accessibility Requirements for Ride-Hailing Companies
"New York City may require Uber to provide more service to people with disabilities," reports Dana Rubinstein. That is, the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission "is proposing a rule that would require all 'for-hire vehicle' companies to dispatch a quarter of all trips in wheelchair-accessible vehicles by 2021."
Rubinstein provides insight into the political debate on either side of the controversial issue. Uber, for instance, has advocated for city-funded incentives for drivers to provide wheelchair-accessible service, as detailed in an April article by Rubinstein.