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Accessible taxi co. hopes to launch service in Arlington, Va.

Posted on September 15, 2014

ARLINGTON — A new taxi company that hopes to have a fleet of wheelchair-accessible vehicles is applying for taxi licenses in Arlington, but it may have an uphill climb, ARLNow.com reported.

RELATED: Philadelphia to add 45 wheelchair accessible taxicabs

All Access Taxi COO Rick Vogel told ARLnow.com that his company would be the first in the region to offer 100% of its fleet as wheelchair accessible. The former Envirocab executive claimed that the standard wait for a wheelchair-accessible cab in the D.C. area is about three hours.

To operate as a taxi service in Arlington, however, companies are required to own a county taxicab certificate. According to the report, county officials recommended in a recent memorandum that no new taxicab certificates be issued until 2016, specifically including accessible taxis.

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