March 21, 2013

Taxicab Industry Review – Submission from the Disability Issues Committee

Committee Decision The Licensing and Standards Committee referred the item to the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, for consideration. Origin (February 27, 2013) Letter from City Council Summary City Council on February 20 and 21, 2013, submitted the report […]

Getting a fare deal: Why Toronto’s taxi industry is failing, and what to do about it

Taxis cruise by, slow down and honk as they pass shivering transit riders waiting for a jam-packed streetcar, but no one hails them. If taxis were cheaper, would some people jump in? Yes they would, according to a consulting firm […]

March 18, 2013

L&S backs new MLS-controlled Taxicab Advisory Committee

By John Q. Duffy A proposed Taxicab Driver Bill of Rights has been sent back to the newly reformed Taxicab Advisory Committee for debate and possible amendment while a “streamlined” complaints and compliments process at Municipal Licensing and Standards will […]

March 15, 2013

Getting Accessible Transit Services in Toronto

For most people, being able to get around town and run errands is an easy task. What we don’t realize is how difficult this simple task is for those who are disabled, or require a wheelchair. In many cases, even […]

March 8, 2013

Accessible Transit Services for Seniors and the Elderly

One of the biggest fears of the elderly community is reaching a point where they are no longer able to take care of themselves and remain independent. When an elderly individual loses their license or the ability to drive, it […]