Driving Transactions
Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Sunshine Transit services wins right to use Mv-1 vehciles for trnasport of disabled passengers Winnipeg, Manitoba — After two long years of lobbying the Winnipeg Taxi Board, Sunshine Transit Services finally won the right to use MV-1 vehicles in its fleet. The MV-1 vehicles are built specifically for the transport of disabled, wheelchair-bound clients and their passengers who don’t want to ride in the traditional, conspicuous vans.

The Winnipeg Taxi Board initially denied Sunshine Transit an accessible limousine license in 2012. With the signing of the Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA), help from the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD) and the Public Interest Law Center, Manitoba's one and only accessible limo license was granted to Sunshine Transit Services in August 2014.

"People with disabilities experience the same life events as people without disabilities, such as trips to the airport, graduations, weddings, and funerals. All situations in which you might want access to a limo,” says Allen Mankewich, a wheelchair user. "Having the option to ride in an accessible limousine ensures we are able to enjoy the world the same way other people do.”

"Sunshine Limo was created to support the disability community. I sincerely thank all those who helped us advocate for accessible limousine service in Winnipeg,” says Gary Jakeman, owner of Sunshine Transit Services.

Visit sunshinetransit.ca for more information.