Councilmember Mills Proposes Licenses for Wheelchair-Accessible Cabs
(Columbus)--Columbus City Councilmember Michelle M. Mills, chair of the Public Safety and Judiciary Committee, has announced that City Council will consider an ordinance Monday evening lifting the moratorium on new cab licenses in the City of Columbus. The legislation will allow for 30 new licenses that must be used to operate wheelchair-accessible vehicles that will be on call 24 hours a day for residents and visitors to use.
"These new licenses will increase the mobility options for those who depend on wheelchairs," said Councilmember Mills. "It will add a measure of convenience for these individuals and help make Columbus a more open and inclusive community."
Councilmember Mills made the announcement at the headquarters of Yellow Cab of Columbus. A number of vendors had various models of cabs on hand that could be used on the streets of Columbus. Cab owners will first have to obtain the proper licensing from the State of Ohio and the City of Columbus before trained drivers would be allowed to transport customers in their cabs.
"People coming into our city to experience all the great things Columbus and this region have to offer face the immediate challenge of finding a convenient way of getting around town," said Brent Symonds of the Columbus Advisory Committee on Disability Issues. "These cabs will help make travelling from the airport to hotels or to attractions easy and affordable because the cost for the service will be the exact same as the current cab service."
|Yellow Cab of Columbus is proud to announce that we will be adding Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Cabs to our fleet in the near future!|