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Cab Companies in Court Over Service for the Disabled

Cab Companies in Court Over Service for the Disabled



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(KSL News) Catching a cab in Salt Lake City can be difficult for people in wheelchairs, and that has sent cab companies to federal court.

Advocates for the disabled say the Americans with Disabilities Act requires cab companies to outfit their vans with lifts or ramps. Cab companies say the law only applies to new vans, but some lawyers argue it applies to older models.

For now, cab drivers in Salt Lake refer people in wheelchairs to a private ambulance company. That service is offered for the same price as regular cab fare.

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