MINOT, N.D. — Officials in Minot are considering a proposed ordinance that would require all cab companies operating in the city to have at least one wheelchair-accessible vehicle.
The Minot Daily News reports a city ad hoc committee has already endorsed the ordinance. If approved by the city’s council, cab companies operating in Minot would have six months from the annual license renewal date of Dec. 31 to come into compliance and retain their licenses.
At least two cab companies, Central Cab and Taxi 9000, have expressed support for the proposed ordinance. The newspaper reports the companies’ support eased the way for the ordinance.
The publicly funded Souris Basin Transportation has indicated that it can provide training to drivers on how to board and transport passengers using a wheelchair.
Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com
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