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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!

Meet Jean! DRIVER OF THE WEEK _Jean copy

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!

DRIVER OF THE WEEK _BRIEL copyMeet Briel!

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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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Erick!

Meet Erick!

DRIVER OF THE WEEK ERICK copyErick was born and raised in Chicago, and came to New York in to find better work and more opportunity. Now he lives in Long Island, where he works full time in a hospital while also driving his cab. He wants to earn his Commercial Driver’s License  soon, or go to work for the MTA.

“Honestly, I did not know what I was signing up for when I was trained for this vehicle,” Erick says about driving a wheelchair-accessible taxi.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Ignor!

DRIVER OF THE WEEK –IGNORMeet Igor!

A New Jersey native who drives in the city, Ignor loves being a taxi driver because it gives him the freedom to set his own schedule and spend time with his family.

“I’ve driven in New Jersey before, but honestly New York is where the money, and the entertainment, is at,” Ignor says.

Still, one of his funniest driving experiences is from back when he worked in New Jersey. He had picked up a fare at a hotel– a woman and her husband.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Cosme!

Meet Cosme!

A former schoolteacher from Senegal, Cosme and his brother both drive cabs in New York City. Cosme lives in Brooklyn and is studying to become a teacher in the United States as well.

“Education is the way to life and success,” Cosme says. “You cannot better the future without learning from the past.”

Cosme did not intend to be a taxi driver when he first came to the United States, and he had a bit of a rocky start.…

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