More wheelchair-accessible taxis coming to airport, Downtown
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.
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