Saturday, December 26, 2009

Taxi Companies Can Get Grants To Buy Wheelchair Accessible Taxis

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.