Saturday, January 5, 2008
Jay Leno disses Amtrak for charging wheelchair users more
I'm a Jay Leno fan - and am glad to see his show back on the air.
Tonight he won my heart again when he spoke about Amtrak's policy where they've charged wheelchair users more to ride on their trains and how it is wrong. [Amtrak won a lawsuit against a disability group in 2005 where the judge ruled that Amtrak only had to provide one accessible spot for a wheelchair and one spot to store a chair and can charge passengers more when they have to provide additional spaces for wheelchair users. The lawsuit occurred after Amtrak charged some members of the group 200 dollars in addition to the regular ticket price of 90 dollars to travel together and the group sued Amtrak. ]
Go Jay. I wish more people would speak up about issues like this, that are so blatantly wrong.
[visual description: A photo of Jay Leno, who is smiling, is shown. Actually I think he's smirking. He's wearing a dark suit and a tie.]