Independent Living Center to resume taxi voucher program

May 15, 2018

Credit Photo Courtesy of Independent Living Center

A program that allows seniors and people with disabilities on the southern Kenai Peninsula to buy discounted taxi rides will resume in July. The Independent Living Center announced this month that the Alaska Department of Transportation funded the program.

The living center stopped selling vouchers in March due to lack of funding, leaving roughly 100 southern peninsula residents without rides. Beginning in July, people with disabilities and seniors will likely be able to purchase about 20 local rides and 10 longer distance rides per month. 

The living center says cab companies will be able to apply to contract with the program in about a month.