Lo­cal cab com­pany adding ac­ces­si­ble ve­hi­cles

Ra­dio Cabs hopes to add up to three ve­hi­cles to its fleet

The Southern Gazette - - EDITORIAL - BY COLIN FAR­RELL THE SOUTH­ERN GAZETTE MARYS­TOWN, NL

A lo­cal cab com­pany is look­ing to ex­pand its ser­vices by pro­vid­ing ac­ces­si­ble ve­hi­cles to ac­com­mo­date peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties who rely on pub­lic trans­porta­tion.

“That’s some­thing I’m try­ing to move for­ward with,” said owner Bren­dan Gaulton when asked about the in­clu­sion of ac­ces­si­ble taxis to Ra­dio Cab’s fleet.

Gaulton said he hopes to have three ve­hi­cles serv­ing the en­tire Burin Penin­sula re­gion right to the Goo­bies in­ter­sec­tion.

He added peo­ple will be able to book the ve­hi­cles to travel around town the same as any other taxi.

“I have other plans … if there is a bunch of peo­ple that want to go to St. John’s to do some Christ­mas shop­ping, I can pick them up as a (group).”

Gaulton said he is cur­rently ex­plor­ing fund­ing un­der a pro­gram with the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment but hopes to start the ser­vice soon.

“Within the next six to eight weeks there’s go­ing to be a ser­vice of­fered in Marys­town to (peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties) by Ra­dio Cabs.”

Gaulton pur­chased Ra­dio Cabs in May. Since then he has added a shut­tle bus and limou­sine ser­vices.

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