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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 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 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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