Stuck in Neutral: The Americans with Disabilities Act and the State of Paratransit Service in New York City

April 1, 2018

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in the provision of public services, including transportation. Discrimination occurs when a "public entity which operates a fixed route system ... fail[s] to provide ... paratransit and other special transportation services to individuals with disabilities." The ADA requires that paratransit services be "comparable to the level of designated public transportation services provided to individuals without disabilities," and the ADA regulations establish the "minimum service criteria" required under the Act. ...

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April 9, 2018