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“What’s behind the current shortage of wheelchair taxis?”

Sep 27, 2023 | News

An excellent interview on ABC featured Nick Abrahim, CEO of the NSW Taxi Council, discussing the declining numbers of wheelchair-accessible taxis in NSW. However this issue is not unique to NSW but is happening around Australia.
This interview addresses the issues we’ve raised prior to the pandemic. It’s evident that the NSW Government, like the Victorian Government, is grappling with comprehending the ramifications of Uber’s influence on the taxi industry, especially for individuals with disabilities. The dwindling accessibility options are a concern for our community.
Mr. Abrahim highlights the pressing need for policy adjustments to ensure equitable transportation for all. This situation underscores the importance of advocating for inclusive transportation solutions, given the crucial role taxis play in providing accessible options.
We must continue to engage with policymakers and stakeholders to find solutions to these challenges and ensure the rights and needs of individuals with disabilities are prioritized.

What’s behind the current shortage of wheelchair taxis? – ABC listen

The dwindling number of wheelchair accessible taxis in NSW is an issue impacting those who need them quite hard. Why is it that we are seeing less of them on the road around the state, and around the country? Nick Abrahim, the CEO of the NSW Taxi Council, has been hosting round table discussions to address the issue.

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