Manhattan Commuter Outraged After Wheelchair-Bound Woman Kicked Off Bus

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Some commuters are outraged after they say a city bus driver told a woman in a wheelchair to get off the bus.

“It was not just totally unnecessary, but really despicable behavior, malicious and vindictive,” said bus rider Alison Fahey.

Fahey told CBS2’s Tony Aiello she was at an Upper East Side bus stop Monday morning when her friend who uses a wheelchair tried to board an M31 bus, only to be told the fold-out ramp wasn’t working.

With knowledge born of past experience, the wheelchair user — who requested anonymity — asked the bus driver to pull on the strap that’s visible when the ramp is in its stored position.

“Nine times out of 10, if you simply grab the strap and pull up a few inches, that’s all it takes in order to get the lift functioning again,” she said. “There are certain drivers who will do…

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