29 Sep '13, 3pm

Toronto taxi industry unequivocal: 100 percent #accessibility an impossible standard #a11y #AODA

Industry unequivocal: 100 percent accessibility an impossible standard by Mike Beggs Toronto taxi operators report unequivocally they cannot afford to deliver 100 percent on-demand wheelchair accessible taxi service, as recommended by staff in the Toronto Taxi Industry Review Framework Report. That’s the near industry-wide consensus, with Municipal Licensing & Standards executive director Tracey Cook set to deliver her Final Report at the October 29 meeting of Licensing & Standards. Along with staff’s controversial proposal of a new Toronto Taxi License, this is by far the most controversial of the 44 recommendations rolled out by Cook at a mid-June information session. Critics of the plan cite the $50,000-plus price tag of these Accessible vans, the higher insurance and maintenance costs, lower gas mileage, and hands-down competitive advantage of TTC WheelTrans’s subsidiz...

Full article: http://www.taxinews.com/industryunequivo.html

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