March 10, 2021 – Government of PEI: Islanders with a physical disability will have more accessible transportation options available to them. Government is providing $95,000 to the PEI Council of People with Disabilities to offer a rebate program to transportation operators to help offset the costs of wheelchair accessible vehicles.
Rebates will cover 20 per cent of costs to a maximum of $10,000 for both vehicle and equipment purchases.
“We are excited about this program because it has the potential to change our transportation system and finally address the barriers Islanders living with disabilities face, as they try to move through their community,” says Marcia Carroll, executive director of PEI Council of People with Disabilities.
“Being able to access appropriate transportation is a basic service that is required if people are going be to be able to experience full citizenship.
“We are pleased that this program is built on a community development model with various community partners including people living with disabilities.”
Read the full news release here