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.