Chicago to double number of wheelchair-accessible cabs

June 27, 2013 2:39:17 PM PDT
By the end of this year, Chicago plans to more than double its number of wheelchair accessible taxi cabs.

The disability advocacy group "Open Doors Organization" will overhaul the city's centralized dispatch for wheelchair accessible cabs.

The city council approved the new contract Wednesday.

As part of the new system, passengers will be able to use a mobile app on smartphones or tablets to hail the closest wheelchair accessible taxi based on GPS signals.

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