A new lawsuit filed in court in New York City claims that commuting while using a wheelchair in the city is made nearly impossible, with only around a quarter of wheelchair-accessible stations. Read more
The New York Times’ travel section interviews the authors of a new book on traveling with a disability. Read more
A lawsuit filed in federal court in Chicago is demanding more wheelchair-accessible vehicles from the ride-sharing service Uber. Read more
The Department of Transportation is considering sweeping rules to make airlines more accessible for travelers with disabilities. Read more
The National Council on Disability recently released a report on the ways self-driving cars may impact people with disabilities. The report urges lawmakers to consider prioritizing accessibility in legislation governing the new vehicles. Read more
Wheeliz may be the Uber-like startup disabled advocates have been asking for. The new company aims to help people in need of accessible transportation. Read more
A Detroit Metropolitan Airport spokesman defends a decision to move the Michigan Flyer AirRide and SMART bus stops to the Ground Transportation Center, which seniors, wheelchair users and others complain is less convenient. Michigan Flyer officials complain that a plan to move its stop at the McNamara Terminal, which serves Delta and Air France fliers, has several disadvantages. Read more
A new elevator at an above-ground New York City subway station is poised to “open transportation to the city,” according to an official with the advocacy group Disability in Action. The ribbon was cut at the elevator on the Dyckman Street station in Upper Manhattan last week. Edith Prentiss with Disability in Action said the newly accessible stop gives riders in wheelchairs access to “the entire eastern side of Washington Heights and Inwood.” Read more.
Another new model of yellow cabs could hit city streets before the much ballyhooed “Taxi of the Future” arrives.