Timely post on the challenge faced by those with a disability, this is not just a South Australia problem, this is a national issue.
While we have our social obligation to supply these services, we must also recognise the commercial reality of funding this service.
For many in Victoria’s taxi industry, the taxi industry is struggling financially, particularly in rural and regional Victoria. Many are still carrying the financial consequences of the reforms of 2017.
Taxi operators are making commercial decisions should they supply or replace a 100k vehicle or not!
A disability advocate’s call for all Adelaide taxis to be made fully accessible within the next decade is being considered by the South Australian Transport Minister, who has described access cabs as an “essential public service”.