MetroAccess is looking into an autistic man's 4 hour ride aboard one of the taxi cabs contracted to provide service for MetroAccess
. According to a transportation advocate from the blog,DC Paratransit Info such "Rides to Nowhere" (as they call them) are common. MetroAccess disputes such claims, citing stats that show their performance as one of the best in the United States. This is not the first complaint surrounding the taxi service. See: MetroAccess Taxi Driver Accused of Sexual Assault of Passenger and 4th MetroAccess Driver Charges with Sexual Assault of Passenger. Concerned about disability transportation issues in the DC area? Connect with others at Access The DMV.
UPDATE: MetroAccess Driver in 'Ride to Nowhere' Case Suspended (Oct. 6)