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Central Taxi drivers Mohammed Dahir and Mohammad Omar provide services to Niagara's Taxi medical program, which has provided a boon to drivers and enormous savings to the Region. Photo: Central Taxi
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Niagara Region’s Taxi medical service saving $1,000 per trip over Ambulance use: EMS report

Sending select passengers to hospital by Taxi rather than by ambulance is saving Niagara Region approximately $1000 per trip, Public Health Committee members heard at their July meeting. The Region is on track to save $200,000 in transportation expenses on an investment of only $10,000, a return on investment of 1900 per cent.

In the five months since the Taxi medical pilot has been operational, the average cost of a Taxi trip has been $15-20. According to Municipal Benchmarking Network Canada, Niagara EMS Operating Cost per Patient Transported by ambulance averaged $1,006 in 2018.

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