April 16, 2011

NEWS: 4th MetroAccess Driver Charged with Sexual Assault of Passenger

MARYLAND - September 10, 2010 - A MetroAccess driver has been charged with the sexual assault of a female special needs passenger in his care on August 27, 2010. It is the fourth such incident involving a MetroAccess driver in 2010 ( see MetroAccess Taxi Driver Accused of Sexual Assault). The accused works for Challenger Transportation, a division of Regency Taxi; it is a sub-contracted service provider for MV Transportation which operates MetroAccess for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. A representative for MV Transportation stated in response to the latest sexual assault charges that all of its 1100 MetroAccess drivers have passed an extensive background check. For more information see: 4th MetroAccess Contract Driver Accused of Sexual Assault (Washington Post - Sept. 10, 2010) and Another Metro Access Driver Accused Of Sexual Assault (WUSA-News). Concerned about disability transportation issues in the DC area? Connect with others at Access The DMV.

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