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Judge ​Considers Requiring Lyft to Provide Wheelchair Users Equal Service

June 25, 2021

A trial to determine if Lyft ride-share service violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) recently finished in San Francisco. A decision may soon determine if the company will have to provide service for those who use powered wheelchairs.

The group, Disability Rights Advocates, filed the class-action complaint against Lyft in 2019 and is pushing the company to provide wheelchair-accessible service in the Bay Area that's "full and equal" to the service it provides the rest of the public. Lyft argued that although they have wheelchair-accessible vehicles in other cities, they are only provided because cities or states have regulations that mandated them. The company also argued that the wheelchair ​accessible programs don't make money or break even.

To read the full article, see 'Lyft's Got to Look Into Its Own Soul': Judge Weighs Requiring Lyft to Provide Wheelchair Users Equal Service.