Posts Tagged ‘taxi’

MUGGING, THRIFT AND URBAN ALTRUISM

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Here’s a riddle: how did I get mugged, overhear a TV executive get fired by cell phone and get called the best person in all Manhattan by a Holocaust survivor? Answer: by making split-second decisions to share taxis. The following is a partial memoir of an unrepentant cab sharer—who saves nearly a hundred dollars a [&hellip
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HAILING A CAB FROM THE PHONE

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Wheelchair and scooter users can now hail a wheelchair-accessible cab by dialing 311 and asking for the Accessible Dispatch System, which then finds the nearest wheelchair-accessible taxi. The fare is the same rate as every yellow taxi. To accommodate these customers, the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission chose United Spinal Association to train taxi drivers [&hellip
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