Victor Calise tests out one of the city’s wheelchair-accessible taxis.
Photo Courtesy of Accessible Dispatch
The NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission unveiled its on-demand service for accessible taxis on September 14. Those wanting an accessible taxi in Manhattan for trips anywhere in the five boroughs can dial 311 to request one. TLC Commissioner David Yassky says the wait for a taxi is only 20-30 minutes because GPS locaters in each taxi allow for more efficient dispatch.
Yassky hopes to issue 2,000 accessible taxi licenses soon. “That’s pr