Campus-wide, Public Safety Alert

As your institution prepares for students and faculty to return to classes, please ensure that all responsible for campus safety are aware of the dangers associated with ride share companies, specifically Uber and Lyft. Known as Unregulated Transportation Network Companies, these mobile app operators recently entered New Haven and Fairfield County through crowd-sourcing social media promotions. Based out-of-state and abroad, they connect riders with unverified drivers-for-hire through a mobile a...

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New York’s TLC Issues Important Notice to Passengers and Drivers: Lyft’s ‘Ride Share’ Service is Unauthorized

n light of the recent announcement from the smartphone application Lyft that they plan to offer free rides in Brooklyn and Queens starting on July 11th at 7:00 PM, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) reminds its licensees and the public that Lyft's "ride share" service is unauthorized in New York City. Lyft has not complied with TLC's safety requirements and other licensing criteria to verify the integrity and qualifications of the drivers or vehicles used in their service, and...

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Ms. Wheelchair America to Visit Metro Taxi CT in West Haven: Taxi Company Visit Part of Ms. Wheelchair America’s National ‘Inclusion Revolution’ Tour

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (Sept. 23, 2013) --The reigning Ms. Wheelchair America, Jennifer Lynn Adams, will be visiting West Haven, Conn., to tour the Operations Center of Metro Taxi, one of Connecticut's most progressive taxi companies, on September 27, 2013. dams, who hails from Tacoma, Washington, has embarked on "Inclusion Revolution," her national tour to promote inclusion for people with disabilities. She was crowned Ms. Wheelchair America this past July in Houston. We are absolutely thrilled abo...

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Connecticut’s Metro Taxi Cash-Less Cab Ride

With today's inclement weather, consider the Metro Taxi URide SafeĀ® Card. It is Metro Taxi's solution to a university student's safe ride transportation. It is a no-cash, personal debit card that can be used in any Metro Taxi throughout Connecticut. And we have a 161-taxicab fleet with one of the largest U.S. percentages of wheelchair-accessible vehicles. Metro Taxi's URide SafeĀ® Card is easily accessed and refreshed via our website, and enables students to manage their account online. It's al...

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New Taxi Voucher Program Offers Half-Priced Fares for People with Disabilities in the Greater Bridgeport Region

A new pilot voucher program for people with disabilities will soon begin in the Greater Bridgeport region. This new program will offer a significant 50% discount to a more convenient, flexible and already-affordable accessible transportation. This program is a result of a coordinated partnership between The Kennedy Center and its Regional Mobility Management Project, the Greater Bridgeport Transit, and Metro Taxi, Connecticut's largest full-service taxi company. The New Freedom Fund Taxi Voucher...

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Metro Taxi Connecticut Launches Dispatch Service for Wheelchair-Accessible Cabs in Manhattan

Based on a national search and RFP bid process, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has awarded Metro Taxi Connecticut a two-year contract to launch the TLC's new program, which now provides wheelchair-accessible taxi dispatching services to New York City taxi users. Metro Taxi, the state's largest taxi company, was awarded a contract to dispatch on-demand, wheelchair-accessible taxis to the disabled community throughout Manhattan. The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commissio...

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Metro Taxi Leads Connecticut in Mobile Dispatch Technology: On-Demand Cabs Now Hailed Through Smart Phones and Tablets

Connecticut taxi-users no longer have to wave their arms curbside or jut into the street to flag a cab, as the state's largest full-service taxi company, Metro Taxi, today launched the "Metro Cab App," a mobile dispatch application that now lets users book one of its taxis with their iPhone or Android. Metro Taxi is Connecticut's first taxicab company to respond to popular-demand cell phone trends with on-demand cab service by using customized mobile software that is facilitated by the company'...

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West Haven Rotary Joins Forces with Local Business Community: Kicks Off $3 Million Fundraising Campaign for Connecticut’s First Fisher House

The Rotary Club of West Haven's 24th Annual Silent and Live Auction to be held on April 28, 2012 at the West Haven Italian American Club - Westwood will kick off the organization's fundraising efforts to help raise three million dollars for Connecticut's first Fisher House. For numerous years, the Rotary Club has supported the West Haven community and in 2012 added Friends of the Fisher House Connecticut to its long list of charitable groups. www.westhavenrotary.org . The Fisher House is to be l...

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New Metro Taxi Technologies Drive Connecticut’s Green Job Growth: State’s Largest Taxi Cab Company Launches the ‘Metro Taxi Veteran Heroes for Hire Program’

Metro Taxi, Connecticut's first taxicab company to own and operate wheelchair-accessible taxis powered by U.S.-produced Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), reports a 50 percent increase in driver applications for last quarter, an unprecedented spike in applications in the company's 24-year history. To respond to rapid growth, the company is launching the "Metro Taxi Veteran Heroes for Hire Program" and is collaborating with numerous community organizations, including the VA Connecticut Healthcare Syst...

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Metro Taxi Rolls Out MV-1 Mobility Vehicle: Powered by Compressed Natural Gas and Wheelchair-Accessible

Metro Taxi, the state's largest, full-service taxicab company that spurred new legislation and brought the first wheelchair-accessible taxi cab to Connecticut in 2009, today rolled out the new "MV-1" mobility vehicle. The MV-1 is the world's first vehicle to be designed from the ground up as a wheelchair-accessible taxi and is powered by domestically-produced Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The MV-1 is also the only domestically-built cab that meets the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In Se...

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