If you don’t use a wheelchair yourself (or no one you know does), you might not have realized that until now, no taxi companies in Rhode Island had wheelchair accessible vehicles.
Now, thanks to work by RIPTA and funding secured by Senator Reed, we are for the first time bringing accessible taxis to Rhode Island. Some have already started operating.
The taxis are modified Dodge Caravans that allow a person in a wheelchair to access the vehicle directly from the back without having to leave their chair. The configuration of the vehicle allows for other passengers not in wheelchairs to also ride in the cab. There is no additional charge for the accessible taxi service.
Learn more in the press release from RIPTA below: