One quarter of 1% of New York City taxi cabs are wheelchair accessible.
Of some 12,779 taxis, only 29 have been equipped to carry wheelchairs. That number would nearly triple in coming months, and another 150 would be added, if the state approves the city's request to increase medallions. Still, the chances of a person with disabilities being able to hail an accessible cab are small. Michael Harris, of the Disabled Riders Coalition, said he had such luck just once, only to get a driver who illegally denied him a ride.