Metro Taxi's Recognitions
We are proud to be a contributor to Connecticut's Economic Development
As Connecticut's largest, full-service taxi company, Metro Taxi has a values-based leadership ethic. We work hard to earn the respect of our clients, the marketplace and industry by building a reputation that demonstrates an allegiance to Connecticut communities. Our goal is to be both business leaders and social innovators. Feedback such as this reminds us that we are on the right track.
|Voted "Best in New Haven" for nine consecutive years by the New Haven Advocate's 82,000 readers.|
Named 2010 TLPA Taxicab Operator of the Year by the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association, the industry's international trade association with more than 1,000 members.
"Scalzi's focus on social entrepreneurship as a business model is as intelligent as it is inspirational. What's so impressive about Bill is that he sees beyond his own company's well-being. He listens to everyone around him and pays attention to needs. Bill, Isabelle and Metro Taxi are integral fixtures in their community and in the taxicab industry."- Alfred LaGasse, Chief Executive Officer of the TLPA
|Presented the 2010 Green Fleet Award by the Connecticut Clean Cities Coalition for outstanding citizenship in the use of alternative fuels.
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Awarded the Americans with Disabilities Act Coalition of Connecticut's 2010 Spirit of the ADA Award for "introducing Connecticut's first wheelchair-accessible taxi, being on the cutting edge of accessible public transportation and for ongoing commitment to the ideals and principles of the ADA." -Lisa Caron, Project Director, ADACC
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|Isabelle & Bill Scalzi were named "2010 Business Persons of the Year" by the West Haven Chamber of Commerce, which has 400 members.|
"Mercy Center offers its heartfelt thanks to Metro Taxi for providing complimentary shuttle service around our campus for our gala guests. We enjoyed taking a spin in Metro Taxi Accessible Service, Connecticut's first wheelchair-accessible taxi, as well as the State's first cab powered by compressed natural gas. We appreciate all that you are doing to provide equal access transportation for those with mobility disabilities, as well as your environmental conscientiousness. Together we are building on tradition!"
|Metro Taxi is honored to be recognized in the Connecticut Public Transportation Commission's "2009 Annual Report and Recommendations" for providing Connecticut with its first Wheelchair-Accessible Cab.|
|Awarded for "Technological Advancements" by the
New Haven Chamber of Commerce
|"Through its dependable, courteous and reliable service, Metro Taxi has provided quality transportation to all airports in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, along with other long-distance service and assistance to the special needs, disabled and handicapped children and adults in the area. In doing so, Metro Taxi raises the standards of excellence in the State of Connecticut by providing a necessary transportation service via its polite and helpful dispatchers, drivers and, of course, hardworking owner/operators. The staff of Metro Taxi has demonstrated a sound commitment to the surrounding community." M. Jodi Rell, Governor|
|New Haven recognizes Metro Taxi's wheelchair services, providing new freedom for people who use wheelchairs for mobility. See the article »|
"We strongly support the innovative partnership between Metro Taxi and the University of New Haven to bring comfort and security to students and their parents, knowing that they have access to reliable transportation any time."
"We know, from our experience working with college campuses around the state, that when the community gets involved, students are more likely to make good choices. Metro Taxi is a company that works to serve the community, and UNH takes its commitment to ensure student safety and well-being seriously. Together, they have created a resource that will significantly benefit students and their families, and that's to be commended." Governor M. Jodi Rell, Connecticut Governor and co-chair of The Governor's Prevention Partnership.
|"Sincerest congratulations to William Scalzi and Metro Taxi Company in recognition of your 20 years of outstanding, courteous, dependable and reliable service that Metro Taxi of West Haven has provided to the Greater New Haven area under your guidance. We appreciate your serving the special needs of disabled school children and the elderly. We applaud you, your drivers, dispatchers and other staffers for the high quality of services rendered." Introduced by Senator Toni Harp, 10th District|
|"The American Red Cross of South Central Connecticut is pleased to honor our Community Partner, Metro Taxi, with the 2009 Pearce Award. Year-long, Metro Taxi provides opportunities for helping the Red Cross to help its neighbors by raising much-needed awareness and funds.
Charles Frey, CEO, South Central Connecticut Chapter
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|"Dear Bill and Isabelle, Thank you for helping Community Health Network of Connecticut (CHNCT) educate Connecticut citizens about fire prevention, child safety seat installation and usage, as well as the importance of wearing bicycle helmets." See The Letter »
Sylvia B. Kelly, president and CEO, July 2008
"The service provided by Metro Taxi to our special needs students as well as those students transported to programs outside of New Haven was handled with the urgency and sensitivity that is essential to the learning process. The daily on time arrivals and dismissals met all our expectations. Please thank all members of your staff including the all important drivers, for the important role they played in the successful transportation of our students this past school year."
|"CTS has been pleased to be able to increase the amount of work that is given to Metro, and even more pleased with the way Metro has been able to effectively handle the increased volume. The dispatchers have, without complaint, addressed the daily needs of our consumers in a professional manner."
David L. White, President
|"Your support helps us bring hope, help and meaningful solutions to the homeless. As we continue in our work, please know that we deeply appreciate your friendship and generous support." Check out their website »|
|ProMax, the international association for entertainment and marketing professionals, presented a Silver Award to MyTV9 for producing the popular Metro Taxi Cash Cab promercial, June 2011 in Las Vegas.
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|Disabled Now Can Get Taxi Rides More Easily
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Metro Taxi helps Community Health Network of Connecticut celebrate "Healthy Minds/Healthy Bodies Day" at Bridgeport's Columbus School, summer 2008.
|Business New Haven names Bill Scalzi a 2008 Rising Star. Seven Heaven - Entrepreneur Steers Metro Taxi toward success.|
|Company Making Sure Area Sees More 'Green' Taxis... Metro Taxi now features a new Ford Escape hybrid
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|The 750 students at Bridgeport's Columbus School celebrate their reading success with Metro Taxi's vintage cab in their parade. Read More »|
|Connecticut Parent Magazine recognizes Metro Taxi as a "community partner" with the American Red Cross.|
|States's First Wheelchair-Accessible Taxi Joins the Region's Fleet. Read More »|
Why Metro Taxi Is Rated "Best!"
- Metro Taxi has a values-based leadership ethic. We are business leaders and community contributors.
- Metro Taxi is Connecticutâ€™s most technologically-advanced, reliable, full-service taxi company.
- Metro Taxi's same-digit phone numbers make it easy for customers to contact us whenever they need transportation: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Metro Taxi's computer dispatch system uses GPS tracking, minimizing customer wait-times.
- Metro Taxi's Customer Service Department features a state-of-the-art telecommunications system to enhance communication between customers, service reps and drivers.
- Metro Taxi routinely checks weather and traffic conditions to inform our drivers of the safest and most direct routes.
- Metro Taxi is Connecticutâ€™s first taxi company to use in-vehicle security cameras for passenger and driver safety.
- Metro Taxi operates wheelchair-accessible cabs to provide equal transportation access for all.
- Metro Taxi offers a suite of charge and debit cards for any transportation need or lifestyle to provide cash-less cab rides.
- Metro Taxi operates clean-burning Compressed Natural Gas taxis.
- Metro Taxi is a Public Access CNG provider, we have our own fueling station.