We know that stepping up our environmental efforts is the right thing to do for everyone: clients, drivers, employees, our planet. So we celebrated Earth Day by teaming up with Community Health Network of Connecticut (CHNCT), the only not-for-profit health plan in the state, as well as our Community Partner, the American Red Cross.
Speaking of GREEN, did you see us in the 2010 St. Patrick’s Day Parade? We were one of the corporate sponsors who helped save New Haven’s keepsake parade.
Metro Taxi of West Haven plans to enlarge its fleet with 70 purpose-built “MV-1s.” With the assistance of Clean Cities Coordinators, and a grant for alternative fuel vehicles from the Connecticut Clean Cities Future Fuels Project (CTCCFF) funded by the Department of Energy, all 70 cabs will be wheelchair-accessible and run on compressed natural gas (CNG). Meanwhile, Metro Taxi is preparing to be a CNG public supplier in the near future.
Metro Taxi Owner Bill Scalzi said he bought the CNG-powered Transit Connect Taxis because of rising gas prices, government funding and the fact that there will soon be more CNG fueling stations in Connecticut, including one he is adding to his facilities.
Dennis Patouhas and Dawn DelGreco, co-hosts of Cox Radio’s “Healthy Aging Show,” interviewed Metro Taxi CEO Bill Scalzi about the state’s first New Freedom Fund Taxi Voucher Program and the Connecticut Wheelchair Taxi Service Initiative. In 2010, the City of New Haven’s Department of Services for Persons with Disabilities, the Greater New Haven Transit District and Metro Taxi jointly launched Connecticut’s first New Freedom Fund Taxi Voucher Program to benefit people with disabilities.