City of Chicago Accepting Nominations for ‘2014 Taxicab Driver Excellence Award’

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The City of Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection has opened the nomination period for the “2014 Taxicab Driver Excellence Award.” The City will award a taxicab medallion to an exemplary taxicab driver who drives a wheelchair accessible vehicle, serves the disabled community, and provides exemplary customer service to passengers. Nominations will be accepted from until Jan. 5, 2015.

The award is part of Mayor Emanuel’s initiatives to promote and incentivize the growth of wheelchair accessible vehicles in Chicago and provide services to people with disabilities. “We hear about dedicated drivers going above and beyond the call of duty to help a passenger often,” said Commissioner Maria Guerra Lapacek of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection. “Now, we want the passengers who depend on these drivers to let us know who they think have earned a taxicab medallion by providing outstanding service and to the disabled community.” Nomination form forms are available at

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