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December 2008 - New York City - New wheelchair-accessible taxis
« on: December 18, 2008, 12:03:34 PM »
The United Spinal Association encourages wheelchair and scooter users in the New York City metropolitan area to call 311 to request a wheelchair-accessible taxi via the new Accessible Dispatch Program.  Let us know what you think of this new program.

This system links passengers who use wheelchairs with accessible vehicles through a central dispatcher. Residents and visitors to NYC can call 311 for a pre-arranged service. 311 connects the passenger to a dispatcher who collects the passenger’s pick-up location and communicates electronically with participating drivers. The closest available driver accepts the dispatch and picks up the passenger.

For more information, see the United Spinal Association article at http://www.unitedspinal.org/2008/12/10/use-those-nyc-accessible-taxis/
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