Faro with wheelchair-friendly taxis

Faro is the first city in the Algarve to provide a taxi service for people with limited mobility. Two licences have been issued through a public tender launched by the council and the taxis are currently circulating following a timetable defined by the council to guarantee a permanent service in the city and to and from the airport.

Wheelchair taxi in Faro - Faro transportationWith this initiative Faro becomes the first municipality in the Algarve to offer taxi transportation for people with reduced mobility.

The launch of the public tender was approved in a council meeting on 13 July 2011 and has now reached its conclusion.

Two licenses were attributed to adapted taxis which work on a shift basis drawn up by the council to guarantee a permanent service.

Passengers from the international airport of Faro will also be able to benefit from a service that will be essential to the lives of many tourists.”

Tourists who carry an Algarve Pass card will benefit from reductions of around 50 percent on a range of activities promoted by Faro’s municipal swimming pool, the beachside Nautical Centre, Faro Municipal Museum and the Algarve Regional Museum.

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