Private Transport Provider to Offer an Inclusive Experience in Malta
Africa, Transportation, February 20 2019
MALTA: eCabs, a leading passenger transport service provider in Malta, is embarking on a ‘reduced mobility agenda’, intended to offer an improved passenger experience and ensure stronger accessibility and ease of use of it services.
As 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. This will introduce a set of measures intended to enable easier access to transport services for passengers with reduced mobility, including people 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 the importance of having companies which are evolving their operations showing an interest in furthering their services. He said eCabs chose to join hands with CRPD to gain knowledge and break down barriers of accessibility and hoped others would follow suit.
Signing the memorandum on behalf of eCabs was Marvin Cuschieri, chief officer for human capital and corporate services, who said this was a major milestone for the company and a clear reflection of its ethos and corporate social responsibility.
“We are leading by example and committing to invest in our people and assets to provide a fuller service,” said Mr Cuschieri.
Matthew Bezzina, CEO of eCabs, outlined his company’s motivation underlying this agenda and said that “just as we have pushed the boundaries of private transportation in Malta, we now believe we need to bring down the barriers of accessibility to these services to ensure that not only would we allow people 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 as soon as possible and offering 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.