United Taxi Driver Community Council Growing In Numbers & Support

May 22nd, 2008

Veteran cabbies, Ron Florence & Fayez Khozindar, chairman of the United Taxi Driver Community Council

Recorded May 22, 2008
WNUA Broadcast Date: Sunday, May 25th, 2008
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With the summer travel season officially underway, tourists and conventioneers will be visiting our city for outdoor festivals, business meetings and baseball games. There is no better time to enjoy Chicago than in the summer. And there is no better way to get acquainted with the city than with a local who knows it inside and out.From left to right: City Voices Producer Jessica Rosenberg, Ron Florence, Fayez Khozindar holding UTDCC newsletter and your host Thom Clark

Taxi cab drivers have long been the unsung ambassadors of the cities they live in. They know the neighborhoods within the neighborhoods, famous sites, best restaurants, and some even know local celebrities.Cabbies come from all walks of life and from all over the world. They put in long hours, sometime 16 a day, and are also feeling the financial pinch of high gas prices and stricter city ordinances.

Many cabbies are not fluent in English and some are simply unaware of new rules and regulations. To protect and educate drivers, a group of cabbies recently created the United Taxi Driver Community Council. In conjunction with the American Friends Service Council, the group is growing in numbers and support.

On this segment of “City Voices,” we’ll hear from two veteran cabbies, Fayez Khozindar, who is also chairman of the council, and Ron Florence.

2 Responses to “United Taxi Driver Community Council Growing In Numbers & Support”

  1. Mary C. Johns Says:

    This is a great topic. I really enjoyed hearing the taxi cab drivers talk about what they go through to service the public, while they also try to earn a living. In the time of high gasoline prices and news rules and regulations for them to service the public and earn a living.

    Keep up the EXCELLENT work everyone and have a GREAT day always…Peace and Love

  2. Ahmet Gulkan Says:

    I have received your newsletter .Thank you. There are exciting things going on in Toronto too. In solidarity .Keep in touch.

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