TLC COMISSIONER FRANK CARONE ON HISTORIC ANNOUCEMENT FOR TAXICAB HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY

TLC COMISSIONER FRANK CARONE ON HISTORIC ANNOUCEMENT FOR TAXICAB HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY

NEW YORK (December 6, 2013) – Today, New York City Taxi & Limousine Commissioner and Partner at Abrams Fensterman , Frank Carone announced a settlement agreement in coordination with the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and TLC has been reached that will drastically improve wheelchair accessibility in 50 percent of taxicabs.

The agreement sets to make half of New York City’s taxicabs wheelchair accessible by 2020. The TLC is expected to propose guidelines for accessibility, which pend approval at a public hearing in 2014.

“I’m proud that once again New York City is taking the lead on implementing progressive, ground-breaking measures,” said Frank Carone. “This agreement will become a benchmark for other cities, nationwide and worldwide, to provide the extra services some need to live and work in the city. I applaud the TLC and the Mayor’s Office for their hard work on the settlement,” Mr. Carone concluded.

Presently, New York City taxicabs participate in a dispatch program that allows individuals to request accessible taxis using the 311 service. Today’s agreement stands to further wheelchair access to make New York’s taxicab fleet the most accessible in the country.

Contact: Nicolle Gallo
(609) 915-6078 or nicolle@dittopublicaffairs.com

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: