Spinal Cord Injury PEI is hoping to convince a Charlottetown taxi company to buy a wheelchair-accessible vehicle.

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Paul Cudmore, executive director, Spinal Cord Injury PEI, on Island Morning. (Matt Rainnie/CBC)

Executive director Paul Cudmore says people in wheelchairs are being left out because the capital city doesn't have any cabs that can transport them.

"It's a huge limit and you don't have any options," said Cudmore.

"You can't sit on a Friday night and be at a house party, and then everybody decides to go downtown - call a cab and go downtown. You can't go. If I went out and my van didn't start right now I can't call a taxi and say I've got to make my meeting in 20 minutes. You miss your meetings; you miss parts of life."

Cudmore plans to ask local cab companies for help as well as appeal to Charlottetown and surrounding areas for funding.

Two years ago a taxi company in Summerside got one wheelchair taxi, said Cudmore, and it was in such demand they ended up getting another one.