Yellow Cab And Political Irony
A commenter named Jason took me to task on my previous post on Yellow Cab, but also made a really good point. "the cab companies think that the expense of outfitting vans is too expensive. They don't realize that they don't have to have the large, multi-chair accessible transport vehicles of flex-trans. A conversion van with a lift and restraints would cost less than $10,000 on top of the vehicle cost. Also, there are federal grants for making vehicles accessible available even to businesses." Perhaps, Jason, you should bring that up with Don Winder and/or Yellow Cab. They're part of your campaign after all. Unfortunately, cab reform is nearly impossible in Salt Lake City partially thanks to Yellow Cab's heavy investing in strategic municipal election campaigns. But the City Council was successful in defending their disability ordinance. So that's good. I never said I think Janneke House is somehow anti- disabled. I'm merely pointing out what I stated in the title. She didn't do her homework on the endorsements that have been passed down to her. Most likely because it's not actually her campaign. Otherwise she surely would have seen the delicious irony in a campaign boasting "Equality for All" scheduling an event hosted by Don Winder.