Opinion: Restrictions On Pilot Program In New York Will Place Cap On Potential Success Of People With Disabilities.

February 12, 2020

Gian Carlo Pedulla writes in an opinion for the Gotham (NY) Gazette (2/12) that she was selected in 2017 “to participate in the On-Demand E-Hail Pilot Program with Access-A-Ride and the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission.” Pedulla says, “As the pilot program is now set to be severely restricted in the coming months, I am concerned with the future of Access-A-Ride service and the rights of our city’s residents with disabilities who cannot ride the subways and/or buses.” Pedulla argues, “Putting a cap on the number of rides I can utilize with on-demand service is the equivalent of putting a cap on my potential success as a blind person.”

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