Uber and Lyft: Accessible Rides

We live in an age of on-demand courier services, all available through a few simple swipes on our phones. With the advent of popular ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft, we are experiencing unprecedented freedom in our ability to travel on our own terms. This is especially true for riders with accessibility needs. Sunset Vans is committed to bringing state-of-the-art Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAV) to the rideshare market in order to provide maximum safety, convenience, and comfort for these passengers. All of our vans feature fully ADA, FMVSS, and CARB-compliant wheelchair conversions, manufactured to the highest standards and rigorously tested. You can be confident that our accessible vehicles will be your premier choice for the rideshare.

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAV)

On-demand transportation utilizes direct driver arrangements, location sharing, upfront pricing, and cashless payments. All of these features serve to lower the barrier of travel and increase independence for riders with disabilities. By selecting “WAV”in the Uber app or “Access Mode” in the settings of Lyft, passengers can request specially outfitted vehicles with certified drivers who are trained in loading/unloading passengers with disabilities. Paratransit services via Lyft and Uber are currently still being piloted, which means for now they’re only available in select cities across North America. In regions where WAVs aren’t available through the app, Lyft offers text messages directly to the passenger with information on local accessibility dispatchers. You can be sure that many of these local providers will also have Sunset Vans’ trusted vehicles in their fleets.

Wheelchair Vans for Uber and Lyft

Both companies are eager to expand their mobility capabilities to more regions, and Sunset Vans is eager to help them reach more markets with quality accessibility vehicles that passengers can depend on. Our large inventory includes efficient compact vans such as the Ram ProMaster City and Ford Transit Connect, as well as larger mini-vans like the Chrysler Pacifica and Toyota Sienna. If you’re looking to become a driver for the accessibility ride-hailing market, look no further than Sunset Vans for your WAV needs. We have units in stock and ready for immediate delivery. Sunset’s line of products offers optimum value by providing manufacturer direct pricing, compact accessible vans to lower fuel costs, lower maintenance costs, lower insurance rates, and lower depreciation rates—all translating to lower costs of ownership for our customers. The future looks bright as we continue to support and integrate the disabled population in our communities. Contact Sunset Vans today.