Many taxi drivers with no experience transporting people with disabilities will quickly have to understand the how, what, when and where of accessibility.
Long Island City, NY (PRWEB) October 30, 2015
Bussani Mobility Team is offering a 3-hour WAV (Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle) training course for taxi and livery drivers in the New York Metro area. The course is approved by NYC’s Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) and is mandatory for anyone with a TLC license.
The WAV training teaches drivers everything they need to know about how to transport passengers with disabilities. The course covers: disability regulations and requirements, safety procedures for securing passengers using various types of mobility equipment, sensitivity training and etiquette for interacting with people with disabilities, and information about Accessible Dispatch.
Morning and afternoon classes are available at select times Monday through Friday at Bussani Mobility’s Long Island City location (41-43B 39th Street). Drivers can pre-register at http://www.bussanicommercial.com or just call in advance to confirm availability. At the completion of each class, drivers receive their certification diplomas and Bussani Mobility submits notification of their certification to the TLC for a worry-free experience.
“The TLC has committed to making 50% of its fleet wheelchair accessible, increasing the number of vehicles from 800 to 16,500,” said Daniel J. Bussani, Vice President at Bussani Mobility Team. “Many drivers with no experience transporting people with disabilities will quickly have to understand the how, what, when and where of accessibility. Our fast-break, 3-hour classes get right to the heart of the matter, giving drivers the facts and practical experience so they leave fully trained and certified.”
For more information, drivers can visit http://www.bussanicommercial.com, call 718-530-6150 or email taxi(at)wegetyouthere(dot)com.
Bussani Mobility Team (http://www.bussanimobility.com and http://www.bussanicommercial.com) is a leading provider of automotive mobility products and services for people with disabilities. The company helps people with disabilities regain the freedom and independence to go where they want to go and do what they want to do. Established in 1974 with headquarters in Bethpage, NY (Nassau County) and with offices in Smithtown (Suffolk County), Mamaroneck (Westchester County) and Long Island City (Queens), Bussani Mobility Team is a market leader in the Tri-State (NY, NJ, CT) area. The company’s team of experts offers: a complete line of wheelchair vans and mobility equipment from top manufacturers available for purchase or rental, wheelchair accessible taxis, a full-service automotive shop, 24-hour emergency service, special financing options, insurance services, educational opportunities, and in-store consultants who are dedicated to meeting their customers’ every need with a highly personal touch. Six full-service auto shops specifically for wheelchair accessible taxi and livery vehicles are located in and around NYC providing regular maintenance, specialty mobility equipment service and body shop service.