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Wheelchair-Accessible Taxis Coming to Singapore

On Thursday, the Ministry of Commerce, Youth and Sports of Singapore announced that taxi operator SMRT will be awarded a $3.1 million grant to operate wheelchair-friendly taxis.
The first batch of 15 accessible taxis will be in place by March 2013, before the phasing out of the London cabs.  The fleet is expected to be complete with the other 15 cabs by August of next year’s.

With the new accessible fleet, commuters will experience greater convenience, as bookings will be possible two days in advance, instead of the current three days.

“Our commitment also includes the Gift of Mobility, a $350,000 programme to support the transport needs of those with disabilities or who are less mobile,” explained James Ng, Vice President of SMRT Automotive Services & Taxis.

SMRT said that it has been providing London cabs for more that 10 years, in order to help people with disabilities have an easier commute.

To read more about SMRT, go here: http://www.smrt.com.sg/Home.aspx.

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