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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!

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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 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 Amir!

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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 Joseph!

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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!

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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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