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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Thet!

Meet Thet!

Originally from Tianjin, China, Thet came to the United StDRIVER OF THE WEEK _THET copyates with his mother and siblings as a teenager. Now he lives in Brooklyn and shares a taxi medallion with his brother-in-law: Thet drives during the day, while his brother-in law drives at night.

He likes the perks of being a taxi driver like being able to set his own schedule, but more than that he enjoys helping the community.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Mesfin!

Meet Mesfin! DRIVER OF THE WEEK _MESIFN copy copy

A former Ohioan, Mesfin now lives in Queens. He started driving a taxi part time at the suggestion of his neighbor, who was also a taxi driver. Now he drives full time, and really enjoys being able to pick his shifts and make his own schedule.

“Before driving a taxi, I used to work as a waiter in a restaurant,” Mesfin says. “Driving is like being a waiter in that it has good days and bad days, but with an accessible taxi I can help the community. It means helping a passenger to get to a doctor’s office, lunch date, or even just to get out of the house.”…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Samuel!

DRIVEROFTHEWEEKMeet Samuel!

A native New Yorker, Samuel lives in Brooklyn with his family. He used to work in a factory, loading and driving trucks, but changed jobs after he hurt his back in an on-the-job accident.

“Many people think: ‘How hard is it to load a truck?’ It is not as easy as it looks,” he says. He had to work through heat and bad weather, lifting and moving very heavy loads. “Now that I am a taxi driver, I have more freedom.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Amir!

Meet Amir!DRIVER OF THE WEEK _AMIR copy

Amir lives in Astoria, Queens, but he was originally from warmer climes: he was born in Guyana and grew up in Florida. He used to be a call center manager, and now he works full time at a university while driving an accessible taxi on the weekends.

“There are some people who take advantage of this service for moving items and so forth,” Amir notes, but he usually shuts those callers down. “This is a system for people with disabilities, not for moving big boxes.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Charles!

Meet Charles!

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Charles was born in Jacksonville, Florida and lives in Queens, but for half the year you can find him in the Philippines visiting his grandmother. While in the US, he works full time at his family’s market and drives a taxi on the weekends.

Charles enjoys the freedom of driving a taxi, and he likes being able to help people get around and live their lives how they want.

“One lady told me she is able to have brunch with her friends any time she wants because of our service,” he says.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Mahabur

Meet Mahabur!

DRIVER OF THE WEEK _Mahabur copyA family man living in Astoria, Queens, Mahabur drives an accessible taxi part-time while working full-time at a pharmacy. He’s saving up money so that his oldest daughter doesn’t have to take out student loans when she goes to college.

He likes driving an accessible taxi because of the many benefits it provides many benefits to the community, and Mahabur is the sort of man who is always willing to lend a hand.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Keita!

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A Chicago native who lives in Brooklyn, Keita used to be a factory worker. When his factory closed down, he turned to driving a taxi while he looked for another job– and found that he really enjoyed it. Now, he drives for a living.

“I enjoy meeting different people,” says Keita. In New York, taxi drivers certainly do meet all sorts: Keita once got to drive Halle Berry. Most of the time, though, his passengers are ordinary people.

Sometimes, though, the line between “ordinary” and “extraordinary” gets a little blurred.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Joseph!

Meet Joseph!DRIVER OF THE WEEK –JOSEPH copy

A born and  bred New Yorker, Joseph grew up on Staten Island. He took over his family’s convenience store and started driving a taxi part time in his spare hours. He enjoys the freedom of being his own boss.

“When I first started driving an accessible taxi, I didn’t see what the big deal was,” Joseph says. “Then I started getting calls, and I realized, wow, people really do need this service.”…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Inoussa!

Meet Inoussa!DRIVER OF THE WEEK INOUSSA copy copy

Born in Canada, Inoussa has lived in New York City since the age of three before moving to New Jersey. He has driven a taxi in both states, but currently only works in New York. He enjoys being able to set his own schedule and meet new people.

In his time driving, Inoussa has met a lot of interesting people, including one who refused to enter his taxi out of fear that he was a demon. Another passenger made for a less dramatic but equally interesting story.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Luis!

Meet Luis!DRIVER OF THE WEEK LUIS copy

Originally from the Dominican Republic, Luis lives in the Bronx with his family. He owns his own taxi medallion and employs other drivers. He is glad to operate an accessible taxi because he enjoys helping his community.

Having grown up in a tight-knit family, Luis knows the importance of helping others and looking out for those in need. One night, during Hurricane Sandy, he had a chance to do just that– extend a hand to a stranger.…

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