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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet David!

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Born in Yokohama, Japan, David grew up near an American military base. He remembers chatting with Americans about their home cities–ones all over the country–but fell in love with New York City when he first visited it. Now he lives in Yonkers, runs a downtown fish market, and drives his accessible taxi on the weekends.

“I decided I wanted to get into the taxi business because in Manhattan all you see is taxis everywhere,” he says. Now that he’s in it, he’s glad to be able to help people.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Gamal!

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Gamal grew up on a farm in Gaborone, Botswana. He remembers selling homemade bread and cheese door to door for his family. Now he lives in Queens and drives an accessible taxi. He likes his job for the freedom, and the chance to help the community.

“Before driving a taxi, I worked at a department store until the company shut down,” he says. “After that, I went from job to job. It was difficult, because of the hectic schedule: I couldn’t spend any time with my family.”

Now he can pick his shifts and spend time at home whenever he needs, which is exactly what he wants.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet RJ!

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Hailing from lovely Carcassonne, France, RJ now lives in Queens. He drives a taxi part-time since injuring his back in a work-related accident.

“I love what I do. It’s relaxing, but sometimes it’s tiring,” he says. “People think I am sitting all day, so they wonder how I get tired, but it can be draining.”

He enjoys driving an accessible taxi because he can help others get around while doing something he already enjoys. One dispatch call sticks out to him as case in point for how much good accessible vehicles can do.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Elvire!

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Growing up in Hoboken, New Jersey, Elvire remembers looking across the Hudson River at New York City. Now he lives in Brooklyn and knows the once-distant city like the back of his hand.

“I enjoy telling people the great small places about New York that are not in the tourist guides,” he says, “and I enjoy hearing about their plans to live the Big Apple dream.”…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Samuel!

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Samuel is from Ghana, and has lived in New Jersey before coming to New York. Now he lives in Queens and drives an accessible taxi part-time. He also works in IT, but says the extra money from driving is good to have in case of an emergency. In addition, he likes to be able to help the community and meet new people. For him, those are among the many perks of driving a taxi!…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Madou!

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Madou grew up in Yonkers and now lives in New Jersey. He has been a taxi driver for over 30 years.

“I like the ‘taxi life’ and meeting new people,” Madou says. Prior to working in New York City, Madou drove in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Before he started driving, he worked in the corporate world, but he greatly prefers the freedom of being a taxi driver. Besides, he gets to meet some very interesting people.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Ben!

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Ben grew up in Sapporo, Japan, and now he lives in Brooklyn. He drives his accessible taxi during the week and works part time with cruise ships as well. He used to work on cruise ships full-time, but he felt it kept him away from his family too much. Now he can set his own schedule, which means all the quality time he could want with his wife and daughter, and flexible vacation time to visit his parents and siblings in Japan.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver Of The Week: Meet Willie!

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A medical assistant from Chicago, Willie likes helping the community by driving an accessible taxi. He only drives on weekends, but he says that’s even better for meeting interesting people.

“During the week, it is your normal work folks. On the weekends, you meet people from all around the world,” he says.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Hasan!

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Born and raised in Weekapaug Rhode Island, Hasan came to New York for a change of scenery. He longed for the busy city life, and he definitely got it. Now he works full time for a telephone company and drives part-time.

“Driving a taxi is great,” he says, “But it is not as relaxing as everyone thinks. Sitting a long time can take a toll on your body, and taxi drivers have to help with luggage and bags, rain or shine.”

And when he says rain or shine, he means it.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Hugo

Meet Hugo!

DRIVER OF THE WEEK _HUGO copyOriginally from El Ayote, Nicaragua, Hugo came to the United States when he was in high school. While he loves living in New York, he fondly recalls the dance parties and cookouts of his hometown.

He started working as a taxi driver after hearing after the benefits of the job from many friends and acquaintances. While he’s the only driver in his family, he’s clearly not the only one in his social circle! He enjoys setting his own schedule now, and he is glad that his accessible taxi can help people get around.…

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