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New App for People with Disabilities

The transportation authority in Kansas City, Missouri, has developed its own ride hail app. Its purpose is to make it easier for people with disabilities to call a cab. A private-public partnership subsidizes discount fares for people who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Before this service, people with disabilities had to make a reservation in advance or take a long bus ride. Now disabled people can use the Ride KC Freedom On-Demand app to hail a cab from one of Kansas City’s three cab companies. The fee is three dollars for the first 10 miles and two dollars for each mile after that.

Anybody can use this app, but people without a disability pay a higher fare. A portion of these fares helps subsidize rides for those with a disability.


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