The South Central Chapter of the American Red Cross (ARCSCT) presented Metro Taxi with the Pearce Award at the nonprofit’s annual “Volunteer & Recognition Dinner” held recently at the New Haven Lawn Club. The Pearce Award is given each year to a business offering extraordinary volunteerism and in-kind contributions. The award is named after Herbert H. Pearce, founder of H. Pearce Real Estate Co. in New Haven, a business and community leader and longstanding donor to ARCSCT.
The University of New Haven has become the first institution to partner with Metro Taxi to offer students the cab company’s University Ride Safe Card, the school announced Wednesday.
Industry experts said the partnership is the first of its kind in the state, and perhaps nationwide.
Metro Taxi launched the card, dubbed URide, earlier this year.
Students arriving for fall classes at the University of New Haven (UNH) will be the first in Connecticut, and possibly the nation, to take part in a pioneering program to ensure college students always have access to safe transportation, whether they are heading out for a night on the town, running errands, or needing a ride back to campus any time day or night.