It is a fact there is only one wheelchair-accessible taxicab in the city of Worcester. This is nowhere near enough to serve the local disability community and ensure everyone has equal access to the city. The Accessible, Affordable, and Available On-Demand Transportation Task Force, which includes Easterseals MA staff members Joe Bellil and Rob Bilotta, have been meeting for the past year and a half to work to address this issue. The Worcester Telegram & Gazette recently did a great article about this issue and how the task force is pushing for change.
Read the full article here: http://ow.ly/762C50pxT8Q
If you want to learn more about all of the accessible transportation options available in Massachusetts, view our accessible transportation guide: http://ow.ly/GHh250pxIYl
Equal access to transportation is an integral part our mission of ensuring children and adults with disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play. We are proud of the advocacy work our staff members and the local disability community have been doing to improve the current system. Visit our advocacy page to learn more about how you can get involved: http://www.easterseals.com/ma/get-involved/advocacy/