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A Fare Ride

Reprinted from PN June 2012

A fleet of brand-new wheelchair-accessible taxicabs has been approved for New York City.

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The rear-entry conversion of the Toyota Sienna has proven safe against Manhattan's harsh driving conditions.

Getting around New York City in a wheelchair is getting a bit easier thanks to Viewpoint Mobility, in collaboration with The Braun Corporation.

A fleet of brand-new wheelchair-accessible taxis has been approved by the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC). Many of Viewpoint’s rear-entry conversion of the Toyota Sienna minivan hit the streets of the Big Apple earlier this year. More will be introduced through the year.

Viewpoint’s rear-entry conversion of the Toyota Sienna has been purchased by medallion owners and taxi companies for the past three years, and the vehicle has received TLC’s approval on each consecutive model year.

The company’s Toyota rear-entry has proven safe and resilient against Manhattan’s harsh driving conditions, undergoing rigorous durability testing. In fact, several rear-entry conversions on the Toyota chassis are still in use with more than 250,000 miles on the odometer.

Rear-entry conversions have a demonstrated value and popularity within New York City. The vehicles provide versatile transportation, offering alternate street-side onboarding, easy maneuverability for the passenger and driver, as well as affordable solutions for the medallion owner.

Viewpoint Mobility is a subsidiary of The Braun Corporation, specializing in rear-entry vehicle conversions.

For more information, visit viewpointmobility.com or nyc.gov/tlc. 

 

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