Wheelmobile, part II


Did the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board read my blog yesterday, where I questioned why Manila had Wheelmobiles, a public utility vehicle specific for wheelchair users, but many cities in the United States don't?

They didn't, of course, but it was kind of timely this morning, when I saw this article in the Washington Post about the board's plan to have 20 wheelchair-accessible cabs out on the road in Washington, D.C., starting in December. Currently, none of the city's 6,500 cabs are equipped with a wheelchair ramp or lift.

Most neighboring areas, like Arlington, Montgomery and Prince George's counties, and Alexandria, already have wheelchair-accessible cabs.

Liz Beaulieu