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Private San Francisco Bus Company Accused Of Removing Wheelchair Access From Fleet

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)-- A complaint has been filed with the Justice Department over a lack of access for the disabled on a fleet of private buses that operates in San Francisco.

According to that complaint, the start-up company –Leap– violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it purchased several wheelchair accessible buses, then modified them so they were no longer able to accommodate the disabled.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Leap bought at least four buses equipped with ramps and fold-up seats.

Now, the spaces once reserved for that equipment feature bar style seating and leather arm chairs.

It's not clear exactly what ADA regulations governing private and public transportation may apply to Leap.

The company has not commented on the claim.

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