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Applications Open for Accessible Taxi Grant


The province is now accepting applications for the Accessible Taxi Grant.


Budget 2021 invested $50,000 in the Accessible Taxi Grant.


Grants of up to a maximum of $25,000 are awarded to eligible individuals, companies and agencies that are able to deliver accessible taxi services within the province.


These grants assist with costs of retrofitting a passenger vehicle to meet accessibility standards or assist with the purchase of a new vehicle, which can accommodate passengers with mobility devices, such as wheelchairs and scooters.


Last year, the department awarded an Accessible Taxi Grant in the amount of $25,000 to Blue Bird Cab Limited. This taxi business, which provides services in the Stephenville area, will be able to expand services to meet the demand for accessible transportation over a larger geographical area.