TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

More wheelchair-accessible taxis coming to airport, Downtown

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

On the Grid

From the shale fields to the cooling towers, Trib Total Media covers the energy industry in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. For the latest news and views on gas, coal, electricity and more, check out On the Grid today.

Daily Photo Galleries

Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, 12:54 p.m.
 

The company that operates Pittsburgh's Yellow Cab service on Monday introduced a line of roomy wheelchair-accessible taxis.

Jamie Campolongo, CEO of Pittsburgh Transportation Group, said the 15 cabs would be available Downtown and at the Pittsburgh International Airport. Veteran's Taxi, owned by Star Transportation Group with offices in Moon and the South Side, also offers 11 wheelchair-accessible taxis in the city and at the airport.

“This is long overdue,” said Lucy Spruill, director of public policy for United Cerebral Palsy of Pittsburgh and the city's former Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator.

Campolongo said the 15 MV-1 cabs cost the company $750,000 and can accommodate two wheelchairs and two passengers.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Policy to suspend employees with felony charges does not apply to Kane
  2. Warrant issued for former Munhall borough manager after failing to appear for trial
  3. House explodes in North Braddock
  4. Starkey: Burnett writing incredible final chapter
  5. In 2005, Cosby said he got drugs to give women for sex
  6. Officials: F-16, small plane collide in midair over South Carolina
  7. 6 PSU, Pitt, WVU players on watch lists for Maxwell, Bednarik awards
  8. Federal, Indiana authorities raid home of Subway spokesman
  9. 22 new fire hydrants to be installed in Irwin
  10. Alvarez’s walk-off single lifts Pirates over Padres
  11. Crazy Mocha owner likes comfort, says shrewd decisions foster growth