ACCESSIBLE TAXICAB REFORMS IN OTTAWA ONTARIO, CANADA. Presentation to IATR September 20, 2007 SUSAN JONES Director, By-law & Regulatory Services City of Ottawa, Ontario. HISTORY.
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Presentation to IATR
September 20, 2007
Director, By-law & Regulatory Services
City of Ottawa, Ontario
Before amalgamating eleven former municipalities in 2001 to form the new City of Ottawa, accessible taxi service was non-existent
2004: Consultant’s Report: recommended 185 accessible taxis to provide accessible service comparable to that of a standard cab
1001 standard cabs in Ottawa
Of the 65 accessible taxicabs:
Rear loaders = 35
Side loaders = 27
London Cabs = 3
The current taxi by-law:
A qualified person on the accessible priority list:
The Chief License Inspector may waive the minimum percentage of accessible taxicabs provided that:
Require accessible taxicab drivers provide assistance to customers with disabilities by:
Every accessible taxicab plate holder is deemed to have failed to provide service if one or more of the drivers affiliated with the plate fails to provide service within a six month period.