Wheelchair-Accessible Taxis Unveiled in Philadelphia

LNP,

The Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA), has revealed a new batch of dozens wheelchair-accessible taxicabs on Thursday.

Officials said that eleven more such taxis will be unveiled in the next few weeks. They said that they plan to have at least 150 taxis on roads by 2021. Vince Fenerty, executive director of the PPA said, “We expect to have 61 brand new WAV Taxicabs on the streets of Philadelphia by the end of this year.”

A Dodge Journey van was modified to make them wheelchair-accessible vehicle (WAV).

Matthew Clark, with Taxis For All Philadelphia, said, “When we have 150 of these new medallions, that will be great. It will be a huge increase over seven (currently), but that’s still less than eight percent (of all taxis).” He said this was a good beginning, but we have to go a long way.

Fenerty said that they have an aim of making all the Philadelphia taxicabs wheelchair accessible. He said, “There would be bigger cabs, more comfortable for everyone. It should be accessible for all.”

He asked the public to support a bill in Harrisburg which would make all the taxis which are retired from the service to be replaced by WAV cabs.

Citizens of Philadelphia welcomed these cabs. One of the passengers said that these taxis were necessary as transporting a person on a wheelchair is very difficult. It is welcome.

MORE

Market
17,730.11
-27.80 (-0.16%)
49.13
+0.00 (0.00%)
2,076.78
-0.64 (-0.03%)
Weather
US Locations:
International Locations:  
Philadelphia, PA
accuweather adv logo
Current Conditions
curIcon
70°F
RealFeel®: 70°F
Humidity: 87%
Dew Point: 66°F
Cloud Cover: 100%
Visibility: 10 Miles
AccuWeather.com 5-Day Forecast
Saturday
HI: 74°F
LO: 62°F
Sunday
dayImg
HI: 85°F
LO: 67°F
Monday
dayImg
HI: 87°F
LO: 74°F
Tuesday
dayImg
HI: 87°F
LO: 74°F
Wednesday
dayImg
HI: 89°F
LO: 73°F
AccuWeather.com Map Center
State Radar
thumb160
Enlarge | Loop
Local Radar
KPHL Radar Enlarge | Loop
State Satellite
thumb160
Enlarge | Loop
More from AccuWeather.com...
AccuWeather.com Video

hosted video
video icon National Forecast
AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center
get the latest tropical newsGet the latest tropical news from the source you trust - the AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center
Active Storms

Atlantic
There is no activity at this time

E. Pacific
There is no activity at this time
AccuWeather.com Severe Weather
Are you under the gun for severe weather? When is that storm going to impact your town? Find out at the AccuWeather.com Severe Weather Center. Check out the severe weather risk in your area, view current watches and warnings and read severe weather discussions written by our highly trained meteorologists! Click here to view severe weather in your area.

HEADLINES

Amtrak Wants All the Lawsuit of Crash to Be Consolidated

LNP,

The U.S. judicial panel has been requested by Amtrak to combine the lawsuits of the train derailment that happened on May 12, in front of a single judge in Philadelphia. Eight people were killed and more than 200 were...MORE

Inspection Reveal the Poor Condition of Philadelphia School Buildings

LNP,

The recent inspection of Philadelphia school buildings revealed the dangerous and unsanitary conditions. The inspections were carried out by the city controller Alan Butkovitz.

He said that since his last inspection in 2008, the condition of the buildings...MORE

Indians win as Hector Carrasco limits Rays to one hit, Brandon Moss drives in 5

Cesar Tordesillas - 4E Sports Contributor

St. Petersburg, FL, United States (4E Sports) - Right-hander Carlos Carrasco gave up one hit and a run in 8 2/3 innings as the Cleveland Indians clobbered the Tampa Bay Rays, 8-1 at at Tropicana Field....MORE

Enrique Iglesias arrested in Florida in charges of obstruction and driving with suspended license

Fourth Estate Staff

Miami, FL, United States (4E) - After Enrique Iglesias suffered from a major incident in his recent concert in Mexico, he was reportedly arrested in Florida due to obstruction and driving with a suspended license.

Iglesias was charged with two...MORE

 
appdevempire

SPORTS

Sheldon Richardson
Jets tackle among three NFL players suspended for PED use

Cesar Tordesillas - 4E Sports Contributor

New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) - The NFL suspended New York Jets' Sheldon Richardson, San Diego Chargers' Antonio Gates and Dallas Cowboys' Rolando McClain for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

All three will miss...MORE

 

Politics

same-sex-marraige
Federal Judge Orders Alabama Probates to Issue Same-Sex Marriage License, 9 Counties Defiant

Cesar Tordesillas - 4E Sports Contributor

New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) - The NFL suspended New York Jets' Sheldon Richardson, San Diego Chargers' Antonio Gates and Dallas Cowboys' Rolando McClain for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

All three will miss...MORE

 

Business

Donna Karan steps down from her post as the chief director of Donna Karan International after 31 years.
Donna Karan resigns from Chief Director of Donna Karan International

Cesar Tordesillas - 4E Sports Contributor

New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) - The NFL suspended New York Jets' Sheldon Richardson, San Diego Chargers' Antonio Gates and Dallas Cowboys' Rolando McClain for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

All three will miss...MORE