Total Mobility (taxi vouchers)
Total Mobility is a taxi voucher scheme for people with significant mobility impairments.
Total Mobility vouchers provide a discount off the normal taxi fare - this could be up to 50%. You pay the other half of the fare to the taxi driver when you leave the taxi.
To apply for Total Mobility vouchers you need to have an assessment by a registered assessor. This is usually the regional or local council.
Applying for Total Mobility vouchers
At Wellington branch - CCS Disability Action is an accredited assessor and is able to conduct assessments for their members. Membership costs just $20 per year, and anyone is welcome to become a member. For more information about the scheme, have a look at the Greater Wellington Regional Council.
In Taranaki, will need to contact Taranaki Regional Council to find out who the accredited assessors are in your region.
The NZ Transport Agency also has a user's guide to Total Mobility around New Zealand you can read online.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Total Mobility scheme, contact your local branch of CCS Disability Action.