One important aspect of life for a person who is blind or visually impaired is transportation. To help with this need, any person living in Utah who is blind or visually impaired can order up to $160 worth of cab coupons each month for just $64. This option makes using a taxi feasible when other options aren't working well.
We have two types of coupons: those for Yellow Cab of Salt Lake and those for everyone else. Scroll down to see a list of companies with whom we are contracted.
The coupon books for Yellow Cab of Salt Lake, which are worth $20.00 and cost $8.00 each, are printed by Yellow Cab of Salt Lake. They are only for Yellow Cab of Salt Lake and are not for the Yellow Cab companies in other towns.
For the remaining companies throughout the state, books of ten one-dollar coupons are available at a cost of $4.00. The UCB produces these ten-dollar books, and they are generally referred to as "the white coupons". The white coupons give the user the flexibility to use them with any of the taxi companies other than Yellow Cab of Salt Lake.
There are several ways to purchase coupons.
First, the coupons can be picked up at the UCB office, 250 N 1950 W, Room 246, Salt Lake City on Wednesdays between 12:00 and 3:30 p.m. Please call the office at 801-520-3766 before coming to ensure our volunteer will be there when you arrive.
A second option is to have the coupons mailed directly to the home of the person who is blind or visually impaired. If coupons are being mailed, the shipping cost will be $6.00 for priority shipping. To have them sent to you by mail, you can either:
Send a check for the cost of the coupons plus $6.00 shipping to: Utah Council of the Blind, PO Box 1415, Bountiful, UT 84011-1415. Be sure to state whether you want coupons for Yellow Cab of Salt Lake or the white coupons for the other cab companies and include the name and address of the person to whom they are to be mailed.
To pay by credit card: -You may order the full monthly allowance with priority mailing of $6.00 by clicking one of the links below.
For white coupons usable with all other taxi companies: Click Here
Or, if you wish to purchase a different amount, request a new payment link to be sent to you by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. When requesting a new payment link, please indicate the type of coupon and amount you wish to purchase, as well as the name and address of the person to whom they are to be mailed. Please DO NOT send your credit card numbers through e-mail. You will receive a return e-mail containing a link that will direct you to a secure location to make your payment.
Cab companies working with the UCB as of July 2016:
Cedar City: Iron County Cab
Logan: Cache Valley Cab
Ogden: Yellow Cab of Ogden
Provo: Easy Cab, Yellow Cab of Provo
Salt Lake City: City Cab, Ute Cab, Yellow Cab of Salt Lake
South Davis County: Runabout Shuttle, Wasatch Mountain Service
St. George: Quality Cab, Ready Cab, St. George Shuttle Cab Service, Taxi USA
It is recommended that coupons not be stock-piled because the cab companies may change their coupons or their service and then you will lose their value.
Would you like to Volunteer?
If you want to be a volunteer, please contact us at: (801) 299-0670
You can also download and print the Volunteer form but you must contact us before you can volunteer. All volunteers must be screened and approved before they can participate.