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Accessible Dispatch Driver Of The Week: Meet Willie!

Meet Willie!DRIVER OF THE WEEK _WILLIE

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!

Meet Hasan! DRIVER OF THE WEEK _Hasan copy copy

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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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Carlos!

Meet Carlos!

Carlos came DRIVER OF THE WEEK _CARLOS copy copyto New York from El Salvador when he was four years out of college. During the week, he’s a high school teacher, but he owns his own medallion and drives an accessible taxi on the weekend. He employs three other people to drive for him during the week, and all them get quite a bit of business.

It’s said that teachers learn as much as they teach, and Carlos certainly learned something interesting from his most memorable fare.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Antonio!

Meet Antonio!

DRIVER OF THE WEEK _ANTONIO copyA Bronx man born and raised, Antonio is the son of a jewelry repairman and a teacher. He works full time as a doorman on the Upper West Side and drives his accessible taxi part-time to supplement his income. He likes to drive an accessible vehicle because he enjoys helping people, and some of the stories he tells are proof positive of that.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Felix!

Meet Felix!DRIVER OF THE WEEK _FELIXcopy copy

A Bronx resident whose family came from Panama, Felix became a taxi driver after being injured on the job as a hotel porter. Now he can still meet new people and help them out, but he doesn’t need to be on his feet all day.

While Felix is the only member of his family who drives a taxi, he’s not the only one employed as a driver: in fact, his brother drives a city bus! Between the two of them, they really keep the city moving.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Sergio!

Meet Sergio!

DRIVER OF THE WEEK _SERGIO copy copyOriginally from a small town in Puerto Rico, Sergio now lives in Queens. He drives a taxi during the year and a food truck in the summer, and plans to open his own restaurant soon!

He loves meeting new people and has had quite a number of interested passengers and customers in his time. One elderly gentleman in particular sticks out to him.…

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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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