SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – As people start to travel again after the pandemic, a rental car shortage is making rental car reservations hard to come by.
Many rental companies sold their cars during the pandemic because no one was renting them. For people with disabilities, there is a little-known option to rent a car in Sacramento.
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âA wheelchair passenger can travel as a passenger, as a front or center passenger,â a company spokesperson said.
It’s a new door-to-door service for people with disabilities.
After the pandemic, Sacramento’s non-profit disability service Paratransit is entering the car rental market to offer people with disabilities a new way to get around.
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âWe’ve had families who’ve been able to go to Disneyland and other beach vacations,â said Tiffani Fink, CEO of Paratransit.
You have seen the wheelchair accessible buses. Now minivans are part of the service.
âAll vehicles have ramps so they can all accommodate a wheelchair,â said Fink. âSome of them include transfer chairs. We also have manual controls available.
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It’s a new way to get away from it all. Paratransit offers wheelchair accessible rentals for short and long term use. The price starts at $ 125 per day.