Watch CBS News

Survey Reveals Disturbing Trend Among Some Access-A-Ride Drivers

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) -- A new survey has revealed a disturbing trend amongst car-service drivers for NYC transit's para-transit program.

Investigators found that more than a quarter of Access-A-Ride drivers have texted or spoke on cellphones while transporting disabled passengers.

Inspectors also found that 36 percent drove dangerously and 6 percent had been seen speeding.

The MTA Inspector General's office said that a car service broker had been used to reduce costs.

You May Also Be Interested In These Stories

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.