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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Jean!

Meet Jean! DRIVER OF THE WEEK _Jean copy

Originally from Senegal, Jean lives in Brooklyn and is an avid writer and reader. He likes driving an accessible taxi because it makes people’s lives easier.

“Back home I know someone in a wheelchair who really couldn’t go out unless someone carried them into the car,” he says. “This service is amazing. It helps people have a social life, receive medical treatment and just go out to a stroll.”

Jean enjoys meeting new people, and knows that sometimes just having someone to talk to can turn your day around.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Adam!

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A musician originally from Eugene, Oregon, Adam loves exploring the city. He drives part-time while playing music in various Broadway shows. For him, driving an accessible taxi is about making a difference.

“At first when I got this car I thought, ‘okay a bigger car’. Then when I started to see firsthand the true meaning of having an accessible cab I became very glad to part of this company and part of the people who make a difference.”

Adam knows first-hand how much of a difference one person can make.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Briel!

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Originally from Pooler, Georgia, Briel used to work in shipping but became a taxi driver when his company moved.

“I worked there for most of my life, since I was 18 years old,” Briel says. “The company moved to Texas and I did not want to move. I was getting older, so I wanted a more flexible job.”

Being a taxi driver, in addition to being less stressful, has given Briel the opportunity to help people, both by being an accessible dispatch driver and while picking up daily fares.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Erick!

Meet Erick!

DRIVER OF THE WEEK ERICK copyErick was born and raised in Chicago, and came to New York in to find better work and more opportunity. Now he lives in Long Island, where he works full time in a hospital while also driving his cab. He wants to earn his Commercial Driver’s License  soon, or go to work for the MTA.

“Honestly, I did not know what I was signing up for when I was trained for this vehicle,” Erick says about driving a wheelchair-accessible taxi.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Ignor!

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A New Jersey native who drives in the city, Ignor loves being a taxi driver because it gives him the freedom to set his own schedule and spend time with his family.

“I’ve driven in New Jersey before, but honestly New York is where the money, and the entertainment, is at,” Ignor says.

Still, one of his funniest driving experiences is from back when he worked in New Jersey. He had picked up a fare at a hotel– a woman and her husband.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Cosme!

Meet Cosme!

A former schoolteacher from Senegal, Cosme and his brother both drive cabs in New York City. Cosme lives in Brooklyn and is studying to become a teacher in the United States as well.

“Education is the way to life and success,” Cosme says. “You cannot better the future without learning from the past.”

Cosme did not intend to be a taxi driver when he first came to the United States, and he had a bit of a rocky start.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Michael!

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A Brooklyn man born and bred, Michael is a second generation taxi driver. Like his father, he helps people get around the five boroughs.

“Before driving a cab, I worked as a vendor in Coney Island,” Michael says. “My wife and I got married and we started a family sooner than what we expected. I needed to make quick money.” Luckily, he had his father to turn to. “My father told me the best way to go is driving a cab.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Lo!

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Originally from Kwakwani, Guyana, a town famous for its wood, Lo came to the United States for college. Now he lives in Queens. Prior to becoming a taxi driver, Lo worked was a supervisor for a telemarketing company that re-sold timeshares.

“It was a good job, but once the travel industry crashed so did the timeshare industry,” he explains.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Sameh!

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Los Angeles-born Sameh took a cross-country leap from California to Queens, and now he helps other people get around.

“When I came to NYC, I knew some friends who were drivers,” he explains. “And they stated to me that it was a great job but that you had to work for it. At first I was a little scared but after a week I got the hang of it. I enjoy the freedom and meeting new people every day.”

In the years he’s been serving the New York City community, Sameh has learned that the small touches make the biggest impressions.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Avis!

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When he was growing up, Avis had two role models who taught him plenty about hard work.

“My father was in the Marines and when he passed through Colombia he met my mother,” Avis remembers. “They fell in love at first sight, got married, and had me. Since my father was in the military he had to go back home to the States and he took my mother with him. She was scared because she did not know the language, nor did she know anyone.…

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