Handicap access and NYC taxis

Heard this astonishing figure on WNYC this morning, and then again in an article in the NY Times:

only three of the city’s 12,487 yellow cabs are accessible, meaning that someone in a wheelchair has about one chance in 4,162 of hailing an accessible minivan.

Good lord!!! It seems that the busses are the only large-scale option for handicap transit in the city, and let me tell you they are not the most convenient way to get around if you’re in a hurry. That’s just appalling. Glad to hear that the city is considering doing something to address the issue, a first step at least.


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