Wheelchair-accessible cabs debut in Philly

A new taxi company is making it easier for the disabled to move freely around Philadelphia.

Freedom Taxi is the first company to put wheelchair accessible taxis on the streets of Philadelphia.

“We had a commitment as a new company that is going to be green and wheelchair-accessible to be able to provide services to all the citizens of Philadelphia,” said Everett Abitbol, company owner. “We looked at (those is wheelchairs) as an integral stakeholder in the transportation industry and we saw there was a lack of ability for them to be mobile.”

Abitbol said the company is working to increase the number of accessible cabs.

“We have two in service, we have a third one on delivery and a fourth one, a new vehicle called an MV1, coming in December or early January,” he said.

The company also offers conventional rides in hybrid cars.

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