I am amazed and delighted that Taxi companies can get grants to buy wheelchair accessible taxis.
This article describes how some taxi companies have had 80-100% of the costs of the accessible taxis paid for by the New Freedom Grants. For more information about how to apply for a grant, there is information on the Federal Transit Administration website.
What is interesting to me is that more companies are not applying for this grant money. It seems like a win-win situation. Companies get taxis paid for, wheelchair users get accessible taxis.
It would be useful to have a database of where accessible taxis are available.