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My Take - New Ride for Disabled

Huntsville now has its first wheelchair-accessible taxi which means better mobility for people with disabilities. Currently shuttle buses have wheelchair lifts, but it can take more than an hour to get across town with the required transfers.  Handi-Ride shuttles drive people with disabilities right to the doorstep or the grocery store or doctor's office, but they do not operate at night.  A-Plus Cab's  wheelchair accessible minivan has a folding wheelchair ramp, lowered floorboard and no seats in the middle row. Because it still has bench seating in the back, the van can be used as a traditional taxi, or it can carry a person in a wheelchair and several family members at the same time. This is an option that Huntsville residents with disabilities have never had before.  Hopefully they will be able to expand this service in the future to meet the needs of so many disabled members of our community. 

I'm Vanessa Oubre that's "My Take" what's yours?

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