Lawsuit Seeks to Force Lyft to Provide ‘Full, Equal’ Service to Wheelchair Users

By Dan Brekke : KQED – excerpt

We’re now in Year Seven of the great transportation disruption unleashed on the smartphone-toting world in large part by San Francisco ride-hailing service Lyft.

But a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday says that one significant population is still being denied the go anywhere, go anytime benefits bestowed by the company’s service: wheelchair users who need specially equipped vehicles to get to appointments, the airport, dates or work.

The class-action complaint filed in U.S. District Court by Oakland’s Disability Rights Advocates says that Lyft violates the federal Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to ensure wheelchair users have access to its service… (more)