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May 13, 2024 at 1:28 pm  Politics, Provincial

CRESTON – New Democrat MLA Brittny Anderson says people who use wheelchairs in Creston and the surrounding area will soon have more accessible taxi services.

“Everyone deserves to be able to participate fully in their community, and that includes getting where they need to go safely and conveniently,” said Brittny Anderson, MLA for Nelson-Creston. “Expanding access to accessible taxis in Creston is one step we can take towards becoming a more inclusive community.”

Creston Cab Company Ltd. is receiving $16,902 in grants in order to improve wheelchair accessibility within their fleet.

The grants come from the provincial government’s Passenger Transportation Accessibility Program. This year, the province has provided $6,989,583 to 59 recipients across B.C.

The funding will go towards the cost of purchasing a wheelchair-accessible vehicle or having a vehicle converted to be wheelchair-accessible. The program also provides reimbursement of eligible maintenance expenses as well as a flat-price insurance rebate and a flat-price fuel rebate per vehicle.

Full list of grant recipients: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/transportation/funding-engagement-permits/funding-grants/passenger-transportation-accessibility-program

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