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"More Wheelchair Accessible Taxis Urged for Worcester"

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London: 21,000 | Boston: 100 | Worcester: 1

Did you know there is only one wheelchair-accessible taxicab in the city of Worcester?

Article in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette

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.

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