SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)– A complaint has been filed with the Justice Department over a lack of access for the disabled on a fleet of private buses that operates in San Francisco.
According to that complaint, the start-up company –Leap– violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it purchased several wheelchair accessible buses, then modified them so they were no longer able to accommodate the disabled.READ MORE: SF Citizen Detective Finds Her Missing License Plate on Identical Car Stolen From Another Resident
The San Francisco Chronicle reports Leap bought at least four buses equipped with ramps and fold-up seats.READ MORE: Caltrans Predicts Highway 37 To Be Permanently Flooded by Mid-Century; Seeks Solutions For Vital Corridor
Now, the spaces once reserved for that equipment feature bar style seating and leather arm chairs.
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The company has not commented on the claim.