Introducing the Wheelmobile (but not in the United States)


WheelmobileCheck out this article about the Wheelmobile, an "air-conditioned public utility vehicle that caters to anyone using a wheelchair and in need of transportation." The Wheelmobile is a gutted Kia 2700 or Mitsubishi L300 that can transport two people in wheelchairs and two able-bodied companions. It features locking belts that are connected to rails on the floor to keep the wheelchairs in place. To date, there are four Wheelmobiles in use, two rented out for special rates and two available for day excursions on a first come, first served basis.

But don't look for a Wheelmobile in the United States.

They're only in Manila, in the Philippines. The only Wheelmobile I could find in the United States was the Wheel of Fortune's Wheelmobile, a 39-foot long bus that travels the country auditioning contestants for the show.

What does THAT say about our country?

Liz Beaulieu


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