The City of Brotherly Love is showing a little more love to folks in the city who have had a tough getting around town.
Last week, the Philadelphia Parking Authority unveiled the vanguard of a new fleet of wheelchair-accessible taxis coming to the city. The plan is to put 61 of the cabs in service by the end of the year and 150 on the road by 2021.
Citing a report from advocacy group Taxis for All Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that 128,000 people living in Philadelphia have an ambulatory disability, but only eight of the more than 1,500 taxi cabs are wheelchair-accessible. Licensing delays will limit the city to add just 15 taxis to Philadelphia’s fleet every year until the goal is reached. The new cab, a product of American Mobilit Transportation, looks similar to a small minivan with a foldout rear ramp for wheelchair access and is suitable for every customer, not just those with a disability.
Additionally, the PPA is also recommending that all retired taxis be replaced by wheelchair-accessible vehicles. The executive director of the PPA said that he hopes all of the city’s taxis will eventually be wheelchair-accessible.
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