Grants Awarded for Accessible Taxi Funding Program #nltraffic

Two taxi services on the provinces west coast will receive a $25,000 grant each to purchase or retrofit their vehicles for accessibility. The recipients are Pittman’s Taxi in Norris Point and Star Taxi in Corner Brook.

The grants are part of the 2016-17 Accessible Taxi Funding Program.

The Accessible Taxi Program provides a person who uses a mobility device the opportunity to call a cab at a moment's notice without having to plan for transportation in advance. The program provides persons with disabilities the same choices available to others.

The program has been very successful to date and accessible taxi services are continuing to grow throughout the province. In addition to these new grants, five grants were previously awarded to taxi companies including three in St. John’s, one in Dildo and one in Grand Falls Windsor.