Taxi company needs city OK to add wheelchair vans

A Penticton taxi company needs city support to get three new wheelchair capable taxi vans. City leadership will debate the merits at tonight's council meeting.

PENTICTON - Wheelchairs are common in Penticton but what's not nearly as common are taxi cabs designed to transport the one-person movers.

Penticton Klassic Kabs wants a support letter from the city from tonight's council meeting to expand its taxi cab fleet with three wheelchair-capable vans.

Kabs president Amar Kahlon is applying for the vans with the B.C. Passenger Transportation Board. The vans will be available 24 hours per day, seven days a week to wheelchair users of Penticton and will make use of the company's digital dispatch system.

"We have a tremendous demand for wheel chair accessible vehicles from the senior community," Kahlon said. He added his staff will be trained in getting wheelchairs in and out of the van.

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