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Anchorage Eye Better Taxi Access for Disabled
Anchorage officials are trying to figure out ways to ensure that disabled residents have better access to taxi service.
ANCHORAGE- Anchorage officials are trying to figure out ways to ensure that disabled residents have better access to taxi service.
Advocates say people with disabilities often have to wait a long time to get a cab. Some say that delayed cab services led to missed treatments or made it difficult to go out and buy groceries.
City officials are looking to make changes. A proposed ordinance would add two full-time inspectors to ensure handicapped-accessible cabs pick up those that need the service. Officials would also increase efforts to cite noncompliant companies and drivers.
The Anchorage Assembly may hold a public hearing to discuss the issue on Tuesday.
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