Livery cabs suspend wheelchair service

In response to fines placed on livery cabs by the Taxi and Limousine Commission for alleged inefficient wheelchair service, the livery cab industry says it

THE BRONX - In response to fines placed on livery cabs by the Taxi and Limousine Commission for alleged inefficient wheelchair service, the livery cab industry says it will be suspending service to passengers in wheelchairs.

Representatives for the livery cab industry held a press conference today to protest the alleged discriminatory stings on drivers for not adequately having cars with handicapped accessories.

The representatives claim the state doesn't give them enough money to equip the cars.

They also said the city and state require payment of between $60 and $100 per ride and require that wheelchair passengers pre-arrange their trips 24-48 hours before the service is required. Livery cab officials say they expect livery cabs to do the same service in minutes and charge $6 per ride.

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