Wheelchair accessible taxis to debut in King Co. Washington
King County, Washington is implementing a trial accessible taxi service with lowered floor minivans. The demonstration project aims to:
- Assess the need for accessible taxicabs and estimate how many may be necessary to provide responsive service;
- Test the economic viability of privately owned and operated wheelchair accessible taxicabs that can provide on-demand service to private-pay passengers at standard taxi rates; and
- Evaluate the operation of the side-loading vehicles, the dispatch system, and other logistical issues.