Lyft’s Commitment to Accessibility

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At Lyft, we are always looking at ways to expand transportation opportunity and equity to the communities that need it most. Today, in partnership with First Transit, we are excited to announce a new wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) pilot in San Francisco and Los Angeles counties. This new pilot will expand the on-demand transportation options for fixed frame, non-collapsible wheelchair users. 

Each year, First Transit provides nationwide and locally-managed paratransit services to more than 8 million passengers and call center support for more than 9.7 million trips— making them the natural choice for this partnership. 

Lyft riders will now be able to request a WAV, in app by enabling Access Mode. The vehicles,  2019 Toyota Siennas, are operated by certified drivers provided by First Transit and will be available exclusively for Lyft app WAV ride requests.