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Philadelphia to add 45 wheelchair accessible taxicabs

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

New W18 standards to provide increased safety for wheelchair passenger transport

With safety as the number one priority in wheelchair transportation, the Rehabilitation Engineering Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) updated the WC18 standards for wheelchair

N.Y. taxi fee to improve wheelchair accessibility approved

-cent surcharge on every city taxi fare to make one-half the city’s yellow cabs wheelchair-accessible, reported the New York Daily News. Approximately 400 of the more than 13

New standards promise stronger wheelchair tiedowns, increased safety

wheelchairs and tie downs promise to improve transportation safety for people who must use their wheelchair as the passenger seat when riding in a car, van or bus. Some of these new product design and crash

Seattle ordinance would charge fee to offset accessible taxi costs

wheelchair accessible taxi, The Seattle Times reported. RELATED

Chance meeting leads to nonprofit receiving vehicle

, which replaces a seven-seat van without wheelchair access that broke down. It seats 12, including two wheelchair spots, and is equipped with a wheelchair lift. For the full story

S.F. Muni incentivizes taxi pickups of wheelchair users

a pilot program that will offer two incentives to wheelchair

Q'Straint debuts new wheelchair retractor

unveiled a new wheelchair retractor tie-down system that meets the higher-strength requirements of WC18 that take effect in December 2015. At that time, compliance with WC18 will require frontal-impact sled

MobilityWorks launches website, blog for disabled riders

understand MobilityWorks’ range of wheelchair accessible vehicle solutions. New search capabilities and easy-to-use navigation options provide a broad overview of MobilityWorks’ capabilities across

Will Uber service customers with disabilities?

With Disabilities Act by failing to provide a way for wheelchair users to take advantage of their services, the report said. For the full story, click

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