Ketchikan group seeks operator of disabled-accessible taxi

    KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A nonprofit that provides services for people with disabilities has yet to find a taxi company in Ketchikan that will operate a vehicle accessible to disabled riders.

    KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A nonprofit that provides services for people with disabilities has yet to find a taxi company in Ketchikan that will operate a vehicle accessible to disabled riders.

    The Ketchikan Daily News reports the director of Southeast Alaska Independent Living's Ketchikan program, Keith Smith, says the group issued a request for proposals earlier this month, but hasn't yet received any interest from taxi companies.

    Smith says the organization and state grants would fund the $58,000 disabled-accessible vehicle, which would be leased to a Ketchikan operator. The company could also qualify for federal tax credits and apply for a permit to operate the vehicle in addition to its regular fleet of taxis.

    Smith says the group will continue advocating having all cab companies required to provide accessible service.

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