Victory! City of Seattle Changes Reimbursement Rate Structure to Increase Supply of Wheelchair Accessible Cabs

Taxi signage with wheelchair symbol
Wheelchair Accessible Taxi

Access victory! The City of Seattle is changing the reimbursement rates for Wheelchair Accessible Taxi owners to get more accessible cabs on the road, especially at night. Read the coalition letter we sent asking for changes last fall, and for more context, check out this Seattle PI article which covers the challenges of trying to access wheelchair accessible cabs in King County.

Anna Zivarts is the program director of Rooted in Rights and a low-vision mom who can't drive. She joined the Rooted in Rights team from Time of Day Media, a digital media cooperative she co-founded in 2010. At Time of Day, Anna produced digital video for the Innocence Project and Fight for 15, and lead searches for the ACLU in Kansas and Wisconsin to find citizens disenfranchised by voter ID laws. Twitter: @AnnaZivarts