Accessible Taxi, a private company based in Capitol Heights, has a fleet of 15 cabs made possible with a $339,000 grant that founder David Mohebbi applied for through the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments last year and received in June 2011, the Gazette reports.
The new service for disabled residents adds to the MetroAccess, a door-to-door fleet service for disabled residents. That service is provided by WMATA. About 97,000 county residents use MetroAccess, which requires setting up pickups 24 hours in advance, according to data from WMATA.
Prince George’s elderly and disabled residents who use taxicab vouchers for discounted rides through the county’s Department of Public Works and Transportation will be able to use those vouchers at Accessible Taxi.