Blind woman's lawsuit settled against Phoenix's SuperShuttle
PHOENIX -- Federal authorities have reached a settlement with a Phoenix-based shared-ride transportation company accused of discriminating against a blind woman.
The U.S. Justice Department determined that SuperShuttle violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by forcing a blind person with a service dog to ride in a separate van.
Authorities said the shuttle company also charged the blind woman a higher rate than other people who are allowed to share a van and pay a reduced fare.
It wasn't clear when the incident occurred.
Under the terms of the settlement announced Wednesday, SuperShuttle will adopt a revised service animal non-discrimination policy.
The company also will train all employees and independent contractors on the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and pay $1,000 in damages to the woman, who wasn't identified.