NY1: NYLPI’s Eman Rimawi-Doster and Christopher Schuyler Discuss New York’s For-Hire Vehicle Accessibility Shortcomings

December 22, 2023

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A photo of New York City traffic, viewed from the bumper of many taxis and cars waiting at an intersection

SPECTRUM NEWS NY1 | DECEMBER 2023

Two staff members of NYLPI’s Disability Justice program, Eman Rimawi-Doster and Christopher Schuyler, were featured in a NY1 story about the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission’s shortcomings in for-hire vehicle accessibility.

“I had to pay the full price to get home. It’s gotten better since the second phase started but I’m concerned [about] moving forward.” – Eman Rimawi-Doster, senior organizer, NYLPI

“When there’s the option to choose anything besides wheelchair-accessible vehicles, drivers will choose that other option. Especially since drivers are expected to cover the cost of new vehicles and maintenance.” – Christopher Schuyler, senior staff attorney, NYLPI

Read more and watch the video clip via NY1.

 

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