CHS International Airport adding wheelchair accessible elevators

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The Charleston International Airport has announced they'll be installing elevators in both concourses as part of a long overdue effort to make airport travel easier for passengers requiring a wheelchair.

The current protocol to reach the ground requires Transportation Security Officers to escort such passengers to an elevator located in the opposite direction of either concourse.

The Post and Courier reports that the $950,000 project will likely be completed within the year.

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This is great news. Other airports should follow the same example. It's not about the numbers, it's about the principles. People in a wheelchair have the same rights as the rest of us but in many cases they don't get the attention they need from the authorities or administrations. A elevator mechanic in a building with so much people transit shouldn't have taken so long to be installed.