Wheelchair users can’t hail an Uber or Lyft in Pittsburgh

Unlike larger cities like Washington DC, New York and Chicago, Uber and Lyft service in Pittsburgh is not accessible for people who ride in wheelchairs. Over the past few years, both companies have been sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act and local non-discrimination laws regarding accessibility.  The lawsuits have brought change in some cities, but those changes have not reached Pittsburgh.  Fortunately, Pittsburgh does have accessible taxi service from ZTrip (formerly Yellow Cab) and VeTaxi.

For an in-depth look at Pittsburgh’s prospects for wheelchair-accessible Uber and Lyft, see my March 19, 2019, article in Public Source.