Berkeley-based Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) filed a class action lawsuit against Lyft, challenging its failure to make its popular, on-demand ridesharing service available to people who need wheelchair-accessible vehicles in the Bay Area. The plaintiffs include Community Resources for Independent Living, Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco, and four Bay Area residents who use wheelchairs. The action follows a similar lawsuit DRA filed against Uber almost a year ago.
Ironically, the lawsuit was filed just days before Lyft launched its initial public offering. You can read more about this HERE.
Uber is about to launch a 15-minute pick up service for wheelchair users in San Francisco which we reported last year.