The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, and Minister Responsible for the Status of Persons with Disabilities, is inviting applications from individuals or businesses for the Accessible Taxi Grant Program. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Grants will be provided to successful applicants to assist with the costs of retrofitting a taxi vehicle to meet taxi accessibility standards or to assist with the purchase of a new taxi vehicle that can accommodate passengers with mobility devices, such as wheelchairs and scooters.
Grant recipients will be selected based on who can best demonstrate local demand for an accessible taxi, along with their ability to provide such a service.
More information on the Accessible Taxi Grant Program, can be found online here. Information is also available by calling toll-free 1-888-729-6279, or texting 709-725-4463. Video Relay Service is also available. Information and applications are available in alternate formats.
“Accessible taxis offers a person who uses a mobility device with prompt access to taxi services, enabling the same choices that are available to others. This provides them with the opportunity to access a transportation option that many of us take for granted, to attend medical and other appointments, or social and family events. I am very proud of our government’s continued efforts to remove barriers and expand accessible transportation throughout the province through programs such as the Accessible Taxi Program.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister Responsible for the Status of Persons with Disabilities
“Accessible transportation removes barriers to access for persons with disabilities. Having a choice to call a cab promotes full participation in society.”
Executive Director, Coalition of Persons with Disabilities – Newfoundland and Labrador
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Accessible Taxi Grants Program
Children, Seniors and Social Development
Coalition of Persons with Disabilities – Newfoundland and Labrador