Transportation Problems for Disabled Spark Lawsuit

Transportation Problems for Disabled Spark Lawsuit

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A lawsuit is being filed in Salt Lake City aimed at helping disabled residents get around better.

The Disabled Rights Action committee filed the suit Monday in federal court against the Ute, City, and Yellow Cab companies for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The committee says the companies have no wheelchair-accessible vans, and that other transportation methods are few or too costly. The suit asks that the cab companies be required to offer accessible transportation to wheelchair users or be shut down entirely.

An attorney for the Ute and Yellow Cab companies says the companies do not violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. And cab company owners say they're already having a hard time paying bills for their existing fleet.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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