Court ruling boosts Hasco’s biz

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

ADDISON, Texas – Hasco Medical has received orders for $2.5 million worth of handicap accessible taxicabs, the company announced today.

The orders represent about 80 taxicabs that will be deployed in the New York City market.

“This is such a great purchase for our company,” said CEO Hal Compton in a release. “Hasco will continue to work with more taxi companies in various states to continue to provide accessible vehicles for every person that requires one.”

A court ruling has required that New York City put more handicap accessible taxicabs on the road. In mid-November, the city auctioned 200 medallions, or licenses, for handicap accessible taxicabs, and in the next three years, it will auction off another 1,800.

Currently, New York City has 233 handicap accessible taxis, representing less than 2% of its total fleet of 13,000 cabs.

Hasco sells handicap accessible vans in 18 locations from Maine to Florida. It consists of Ride-Away, Auto Mobility Sales, Mobility Freedom and Wheelchair Vans of America.

In Florida, Hasco also sells medical equipment and supplies through Certified Medical.