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New York State is Holding Listening Sessions to Study Accessibility of Ride Sharing for People with Disabilities

November 16, 2018 at 5:11:35 PM EST

Earlier this week, the New York State Transportation Network Company Accessibility Task Force announced it will be holding public listening sessions in November and December. The purpose of these sessions is to study the accessibility of the state's ride sharing services for people with disabilities.

According to the November 13 press release, "the task force will analyze current service options, the need and demand for accessible services, and identify opportunities and barriers to increasing these options for customers with disabilities."

The task force includes representatives from organizations that serve people with disabilities and representatives from ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft.

Each session will include a presentation from the task force and an opportunity for those interested to provide feedback.

Frank Krotschinsky, Task Force Co-Chair and Director of Suffolk County Office for People with Disabilities said, "The focus of this task force is making sure that all New Yorkers, no matter that their needs may be, have adequate access to reliable transportation."

You can submit written comments to TNCTaskforce@dmv.ny.gov by December 18, 2018.

Or, you can register for an event here.

Time and place for each public session

November 27, 2018

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Knights of Columbus
261 S. Legion Drive
Buffalo, NY 14220

November 28, 2018

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
NYS Fairgrounds- Martha Eddy Room
581 State Fair Boulevard
Syracuse, NY 13209

November 30, 2018

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Westchester County Center
198 Central Ave.
White Plains, NY 10606

December 11, 2018

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Empire State Plaza Convention Center
Meeting Rooms 2-3
Albany, NY 12242

December 18, 2018

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Moose Lodge
631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740

Update on Ride Sharing Accessibility Coming Soon

The Bureau of Internet Accessibility will be publishing an article in the coming weeks on the latest in accessibility regarding popular ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft. Stay tuned or contact us.

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