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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 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 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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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Keita!

Meet Keita!DRIVER OF THE WEEK _KEITA copy copy

A Chicago native who lives in Brooklyn, Keita used to be a factory worker. When his factory closed down, he turned to driving a taxi while he looked for another job– and found that he really enjoyed it. Now, he drives for a living.

“I enjoy meeting different people,” says Keita. In New York, taxi drivers certainly do meet all sorts: Keita once got to drive Halle Berry. Most of the time, though, his passengers are ordinary people.

Sometimes, though, the line between “ordinary” and “extraordinary” gets a little blurred.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Sameh!

Meet Sameh! driver-of-the-week-_sameh

Los Angeles-born Sameh took a cross-country leap from California to Queens, and now he helps other people get around.

“When I came to NYC, I knew some friends who were drivers,” he explains. “And they stated to me that it was a great job but that you had to work for it. At first I was a little scared but after a week I got the hang of it. I enjoy the freedom and meeting new people every day.”

In the years he’s been serving the New York City community, Sameh has learned that the small touches make the biggest impressions.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Avis!

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When he was growing up, Avis had two role models who taught him plenty about hard work.

“My father was in the Marines and when he passed through Colombia he met my mother,” Avis remembers. “They fell in love at first sight, got married, and had me. Since my father was in the military he had to go back home to the States and he took my mother with him. She was scared because she did not know the language, nor did she know anyone.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Ghulam!

Meet Ghulam!driver-of-the-week-_ghulam

Ghulam, who was born in Long Island and now lives in Yonkers, has spent a lifetime in New York City and has built two careers there to boot. He started out in healthcare, but when that made it difficult to spend time with family, the man who fondly recalls a childhood with parents and grandparents under one roof decided to make a change.

“I worked the overnight shift which made it very difficult for my family,” he explains. “I would come home and the children are in school and I would sleep for the most part.…

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Accessible Dispatch Driver of the Week: Meet Elsiddiq!

Meet Elsiddiq!driver-of-the-week-_elsiddiq

Elsiddiq traded peaches for apples when he moved from the suburbs of Savannah, Ga. to New York City. Now the Accessible Dispatch driver, who lives in Queens, has taken to his new community and new profession with zest. And it’s not the first time he’s worked in transportation.

“Before driving a taxi I used to work as a truck driver,” he remembers. “I loved around the holidays and delivered the packages. So many people’s faces light up. I remember one little girl called me Santa because I delivered her present.”

Many of Elsiddiq’s current passengers express similar gratitude.…

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