NYC Ends Disabilities Suit With Deal To Make Cabs Accessible

Law360, New York (December 6, 2013, 2:49 PM EST) -- New York City agreed Friday to phase in accessible yellow cabs so that half will be accessible by people in wheelchairs by 2020, in a settlement that could end a disabilities rights class action filed partially in response to the city's beleaguered $1 billion "Taxi of Tomorrow" plan.

If approved by U.S. District Judge George B. Daniels and properly implemented in spring 2014 rulemaking by city regulators, the agreement — the first of its kind in the U.S. — would make New York’s medallion taxi fleet the most accessible in the nation, rights advocates said.

“This will make New York a...

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