The Montgomery County Professional Drivers Union Coop is launching a new taxi cooperative -- Anytime Taxi -- this Saturday. The coop's first vehicles are all brand-new union-made, wheelchair accessible taxis. The drivers lobbied for – and won -- a successful reform of Montgomery County's taxi code that levels the regulatory playing field for drivers, provides vehicle licenses for the driver cooperative, mandates dramatic increases in the number of accessible taxis, and earmarks county revenue from a tax on Uber rides for accessible transit. “After many years of organizing and planning, they are getting on the road,” says the AFL-CIO’s Christian Sweeney. The Montgomery County Professional Drivers Union is an affiliate of the National Taxi Workers Alliance, AFL-CIO.
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