“We concluded that one wheelchair taxi currently servicing 30 towns is not nearly enough to provide effective, demand-response service. We think a fleet of vehicles is required in order to make a program available for all those with mobility disabilities truly viable,” explained the executive.
Director of Disability Services for the city of New Haven Michelle Duprey said she worked closely with Scalzi as he tried to get a clean-energy grant to help finance the new vehicles addition. According to Yale Daily News, the acquisition of these units is pending approval of permits from the Connecticut Department of Transportation later this month.
Connecticut’s first wheelchair-accessible cab was introduced by Metro Taxi in October 2009. “MetroAccess” service complies with The Americans with Disabilities Act.