May 3, 2002
SuperShuttle International Inc. has agreed to buy more handicapped-accessible vehicles for 11 sites, including the Tampa Bay area, as part of a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice.
The action stems from a complaint filed by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society that it had to pay $4,612 to charter a private bus because the door-to-door airport shuttle company did not have accessible transportation for staff members attending a conference in Dallas in 1997.
Another complaint involved a man who claims to have waited six hours for an accessible van to transport him and his personal assistant from the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport to a hotel in downtown Dallas in 1996.
The company said its Bay area location currently does not have any handicapped-accessible
vehicles. However, terms of the settlement call for a minimum of two accessible
vehicles in Tampa Bay by the end of July.
SuperShuttle is headquartered in Phoenix. It recently announced plans to open a regional office in St. Petersburg this month.
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