A proposed law mandating all yellow cabs in New York to be wheelchair-accessible will soon be voted on by a City Council committee. If approved there, the law that was introduced in 2010 could go to the full Council by the end of May under Council rules.
“This is a matter of civil rights for the disabled community.” Assemblyman Micah Kellner said. “It’s huge!”
Currently only 232 cabs out of the 13k+ yellow taxis in New York are wheelchair-accessible, with current plans on the table to add around 2000 more.