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Philadelphia to add 45 wheelchair accessible taxicabs

Posted on July 14, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — After years of lobbying for more cabs that can handle wheelchairs, disabled people and their advocates Thursday got their wish: The Philadelphia Parking Authority will issue 45 taxi medallions for wheelchair-accessible vehicles by the end of the year, Philly.com reported.

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Currently, Philadelphia has only eight disabled-accessible cabs out of a total of 1,800 registered taxis. The new regulations were part of an agreement reached after a three-year court battle between the authority and a local advocacy group, according to the report.

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