TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! NEW AND IMPROVED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS COMING SOON TO KANSAS CITY YELLOW CAB!!!
Following tough questions from Kansas City insiders regarding access for people with special needs in local cabs . . . We learned something new . . .
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IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH YELLOW CAB LEADER BILL GEORGE WE LEARNED ABOUT UPCOMING PLANS FOR NEW AND IMPROVED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS IN KANSAS CITY!!!
Yellow Cab leader Bill George addresses questions thoroughly . . .
"Our fleet is in complete compliance and we're taking it a step ahead with these new vehicles. We literally got the permits last week . . . No other (cab) fleet in Kansas City offers the accessibility that we do. We (Yellow Cab) are in complete compliance with ADA rules."
Even more detail about ADA accessibility rules for local cab companies . . .
Bill George: "The way the ADA law reads . . . If you're not buying new cabs for your fleet, you're not required to have accessible vehicles. However, if you do buy new cars, you're required to have a percentage of them accessible."
TKC's favorite part of the EXCLUSIVE interview is a comment about the incentive to achieve accessibility and diversity for this Kansas City transit juggernaut:
Bill George: "We took the initiative to buy these new cars. We're adding these accessible vehicles into our fleet WHICH WILL RUN FOR THE SAME PRICE as every other Yellow Cab. We still have a lot of training to do with the drivers . . . Getting them accustomed to working with special needs fares. But we see the way the market is headed. Not just for altruistic reasons but because of market share it makes sense to lead the way when it comes to providing wheelchair access given an aging population and increased demand for special needs services."
Thanks to Bill George for offering an EXCLUSIVE preview of more Kansas City transit accessibility resources . . . Expect the new cabs to go into service within a matter of days.