By Wen Zih-suan（溫子萱）
“There are many attractions in Taiwan. In view of the transportation, disabled people are hardly to visit those places,” said a Polio patient（小兒麻痺患者）, Yen Dai-Yu（顏黛玉）, who goes everywhere by using crutch. She has tried to call responsible agencies to ask for improvement, but she didn’t receive a good answers from them so far.
Now, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications（交通部） offers people advanced in age or with disabilities a new transportation service called Accessible Taxis service in cooperation with Taiwan Taxi（台灣大車隊）. Miss Lee explained that the 155 Accessible Taxi drivers must have a taxi license and complete a training program, which includes helping passengers get on/off the car and helping them use the wheelchair. There is a problem. Such taxis were limited (currently only 155) and they only serve disabled people. For two reasons that people can’t book the taxi at short notice: One, when few Accessible Taxis are nearby; two, you have to make a reservation online a few days ahead, again, because of the limited number of the taxis.