This Standard Taxi was designed by The Vehicle Production Group.

This Standard Taxi was designed by The Vehicle Production Group.

I’d just about given up having access to public transit and taxi service when I travel around the U.S. Then I visited Seattle.

Lo and behold, there was a wheelchair van in the taxi line outside the airport, and it charged standard rate. In a state of shock, I rode from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac in local-speak) to the Capitol Hill District near downtown Seattle, where I was staying. The only problem? Traffic!

Two days later I was scheduled to board a ship for an Alaskan cruise and called (the night before) for a