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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Mesfin!

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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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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Luis!

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Originally from the Dominican Republic, Luis lives in the Bronx with his family. He owns his own taxi medallion and employs other drivers. He is glad to operate an accessible taxi because he enjoys helping his community.

Having grown up in a tight-knit family, Luis knows the importance of helping others and looking out for those in need. One night, during Hurricane Sandy, he had a chance to do just that– extend a hand to a stranger.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Jean!

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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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