Increasing Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in DC


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A taxi reform law that the D.C. Council passed in 2012 set new goals to boost the number of wheelchair accessible taxis in the city, where 20 percent, or approximately 130,000 people have a disability,  according to the DC Office of Disability Rights. Under the regulations, taxi companies with 20 or more taxicabs in their fleet were required to dedicate a portion of their fleet to wheelchair accessible taxis: 6 percent by Dec. 31, 2014; 12 percent by Dec. 31, 2016; and 20 percent by Dec. 31, 2018. The D.C. Taxicab Commission is offering grants of up to 7, 500 to offset costs associated with the purchase of a new accessible taxi.
Source: What D.C. is doing to grow the number of wheelchair-accessible cabs

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The North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) leads North Carolina's efforts to carry out the federal Assistive Technology Act of 2004. We promote independence for people with disabilities through access to technology. Visit our website at http://ncatp.org
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