-Minister and March of Dimes Help Co-op Cabs’ Launch of
Toronto’s First Wheelchair Accessible On-Demand Taxicab Service – (TORONTO – OCTOBER 3, 2006) – Living in Toronto, a city where taxicabs rule the streets, finding public transportation to accommodate wheelchairs isn’t an easy task. Restricted to WheelTrans’ set schedules and day-before reservations, wheelchair bound citizens are getting frustrated with the lack of flexible and accessible taxicab transportation. Until now.
On Thursday, October 5th, at 9:00am at their head office located at 560 King St. W., Co-op Cabs will host a ceremony to launch its Driving Accessibility Campaign, Toronto’s first On-Demand Wheelchair Accessible Taxicab Service. “Wheelchair users will now be able to flag an accessible taxi-van at the same rate whenever needed and have the freedom to come and go as they please,” said Peter Zahakos, CEO and General Manager of Co-op Cabs. “This is the first time a cab company will provide true accessibility and equality to individuals with disabilities.” …..