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Taxi services for disabled residents focus of meeting
Taxi services for disabled residents focus of meeting

The city plans to hold a listening session this week about taxi transportation.

The City of Madison Commission on People with Disabilities asked residents of the disabled community to share their experiences Thursday relating to accessible taxi services.

The listening session begins at 5 p.m. at the Brittingham Apartments, 755 Braxton Place.

In a release Wednesday, the city said that about 10 years ago, Madison created an accessible taxi ordinance. Since then, demand for the service increased steadily with Union Cab providing 10,000 rides in 2013; a 125-percent increase from 2012. Due to the continuing rise in demand for improved accessible taxi services, the commission is investigating whether needs for the service are being met.

The commission asked residents to consider:

  • Are you aware of accessible taxicab service in Madison? If so, have you used it?
  • What is your experience with Madison's accessible taxi service?
  • Do you feel the program adequately meets your needs and the needs of the community?
  • What improvements or changes would you like to see?

Residents interested in the issue are encouraged to attend the meeting, according to the release. Anyone who is not able to attend can direct comments to Kate McCarthy at kmccarthy@cityofmadison.com.

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