Accessible Yellow Taxis17 Jun 2014
I had no idea that the Yellow New York taxis only had a very small percentage of wheelchair accessible taxis!
It is only by adding a surcharge of 30 cents that half the taxis' fleet will become wheelchair accessible by 2020.
I am shocked that there is no more than 405 out of 13,000 taxis are wheelchair accessible which would be like finding a needle in a haystack.
At least by 2020 you will have half a chance of getting a taxi in New York that is wheelchair accessible.
I'm glad to not be living in New York right now and I'll plan to postpone my trip until after 2020.
Read the article for yourself here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/01/nyregion/city-approves-30-surcharge-to-pay-for-accessible-taxis.html?_r=0