Parking Authority proposes making all Philadelphia taxis wheelchair accessible

    Because it might be nice for a person in a wheelchair to have easy access to taxis, the Philadelphia Parking Authority has proposed a regulation that would make all city cabs wheelchair accessible by 2016.

    An initial 300 cabs would get the necessary treatments this year.
    “Attempts over the past several years to encourage taxicab owners to voluntarily provide accessible taxicab service have resulted in only three active wheelchair-accessible taxicabs in all of Philadelphia,” PPA Executive Director Vince Fenerty said in a news release.

    Before cabs can be outfitted, the PPA’s proposal has to go through the state’s review procedures.

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