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The wheelchair-accessible limousine


September 21, 2006

The wheelchair-accessible limousine

The wheelchair-accessible limousine

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September 22, 2006 Dignity Transportation caters for those in the Canadian community with special transportation needs. As its fleet has grown, it has commissioned numerous specially-built transportation designs from wheel-chair accessible taxies to full size vans to wheelchair accessible buses. Recognizing there was a demand for a truly luxurious wheelchair accessible limousine. The result is the Dignity Star, an 8 passenger limo-inside-a-van that began life as a 2006 Dodge High Roof Sprinter 2500 SHC. Believed to be the only such vehicle in North America, the luxurious wheelchair-accessible limousine accommodates two wheelchairs and six people on a curved leather couch and takes Special Needs Transportation to a new level. Inside it’s the usual over-the-top spec with control over everything from climate control to a 20" LCD TV, five-speaker sound system with four sets of wireless headphones, laptop connectivity, DVD/CD system, ad infinitum. In terms of accessibility, it has the lot.

The 2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 SHC with 158" Wheel Base and a High Roof has a 2.7 litre Turbo Diesel engine with five-speed auto. The Dignity Star's rear wheelchair access area has a 270 degree rear door opening, and power Braun ADA lift mount, for easy wheelchair access to the interior. The Dignity Star interior is uniquely appointed with a wall mounted 20" LCD TV, DVD/CD + AM/FM Tuner and 5 speaker stereo system, with a 2nd 15" LCD Drop down TV above the passenger side wall. The entertainment system comes with 4 wireless headphones and laptop connectivity with audio video system

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