“Equal Access is a Civil Right”

Tags: Currents New York City

Small-business owners who operate individual taxi medallions rallied at City Hall as part of a campaign to win fairer treatment from City leaders for taxi medallion owners and New Yorkers who are disabled. The rally-goers called on the City Council to require all for-hire vehicle operators, including Uber and Lyft, to meet the same 50% wheel-chair accessible mandate yellow taxis must meet by 2020. Holding signs reading “UberUNFAIR” and “Equal Access is a Civil Right,” wheelchair users joined in the rally. Michelle Powers was there and filed this report.