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.
Read more at blog.lyft.com