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The TLC launched its Accessible Dispatch program, which lets handicapped residents request wheelchair-accessible cabs on-demand. But wait times for the 200 cabs will be up to 30 minutes, and they'll exclusively pick up in Manhattan.
"It may be that there is a failure to provide meaningful access to taxis for persons with disabilities. But if so, it is a failure of the taxi industry in New York City."
If Mayor Bloomberg really wants his plan to make it legal for livery cabs to pick up street hails to make it out of Albany, the TLC may finally have to do something about its horrendous treatment of the handicapped.
"Your position is [that] no one has any responsibility, and it would be perfectly legal if there was not a single accessible taxi cab in New York City?" a judge asked a city lawyer yesterday.
According to the U.S. Attorney's office New York's cabs discriminate against the handicapped.
Flickr user fmsparis With Access-A-Ride service getting cut (and really, Access-A-Ride
The crooked Brooklyn lawyer who stole $4 million from his handicapped
Here we go again. After countless allegations of fraud and abuse
Last month the MTA announced plans to cut service to the