eCabs, the leading passenger transport service provider in Malta, is embarking on a ‘Reduced Mobility Agenda’ intended to offer significantly improved passenger experience to persons with reduced mobility ensuring stronger accessibility and ease of use of the services to all.
As an integral part of this Agenda, eCabs has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commission for the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD) through which a collaborative programme is being established for the company to introduce a set of measures intended to enable easier access to its transport services for passengers with reduced mobility, including persons with disability and the elderly. The Agenda covers both new vehicles and also service facilities to be introduced over a period of time.
Oliver Scicluna, Commissioner for the Rights of Persons with Disability emphasised on the importance of having companies who are evolving their operations getting interested in furthering their services accessible for everybody. He maintained that “eCabs chose to join venture with CRPD as to gain knowledge and breakdown barriers of accessibility. We hope others will follow.”
Signing the Memorandum on behalf of eCabs was Marvin Cuschieri, Chief Officer for Human Capital and Corporate Services, who said that this was a major milestone for the Company and a clear reflection of the company’s ethos and corporate social responsibility. “We are leading by example and committing to invest in our people and assets to provide a fuller service to those persons who face reduced mobility challenges” said Marvin Cuschieri.
Matthew Bezzina, CEO of eCabs, outlined his company’s motivation underlying this agenda and said that “like we have pushed the boundaries of private transportation in Malta, we now believe that we need to bring down the barriers of accessibility to these services to ensure that not only we would allow persons with reduced mobility to access them but to actually empower them in their daily efforts. “
eCabs is the largest passenger transport services provider in Malta, operating ASAP and pre-booked services on a 24×7 basis. eCabs has been the innovation driver in the industry and was the path-finder of the existing market, leading to improved passenger services and affordable pricing models.