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(Crain’s) — The Taxi & Limousine Commission thought it was doing New Yorkers a favor when it authorized dollar vans to drive along five bus routes eliminated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority earlier this summer. But if those vans aren’t equipped with wheelchair lifts, advocates for the disabled plan to sue the commission to stop them from putting the vans on the road.

“If the TLC wants to go ahead with inaccessible vans, we will sue them,” said Jim Weisman, an attorney with the United Spinal Association.

In a separate legal action, disabled riders on Tuesday sued the MTA over the service cuts, saying they violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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