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Metro Taxi and ‘Taxis on Patrol’: Making Denver Safer Than Ever

It’s impossible for law enforcement to be everywhere at all times. Annually, countless crimes are committed that are virtually unsolvable simply because law enforcement officers are unable to travel to the scene of the crime before the perpetrator can get away. It’s a problem that has affected big cities for centuries, but Metro Taxi and the Taxis on Patrol (TOPS) program is hoping to change all of that by alerting law enforcement officers of crimes around the city whenever they spot them.

Metro Taxi adopted the TOPS program in 2011, and less than 24-hours after implementing TOPS, the program paid off. One Metro Taxi driver saw a pickup truck sideswipe another vehicle outside of a nightclub, killing a valet driver as a result. The taxi driver then followed the truck, wrote down the license plate number, and contacted the police. As a result, police found one of the criminals linked to the hit-and-run and arrested him.

Because of the Metro Taxi driver’s heroic actions, this actually led to ‘The Medina Alert’ (named after the valet that was killed). A voluntary partnership between other agencies (including TOPS) aimed to report hit-and-run cases, it was signed into law as The Medina Alert Hit-and-Run Bill in Colorado by Governor John Hickenlooper on March 25, 2014.

Ordinary people can also report hit-and-run cases via the free Medina Alert app as well.

Without question, this life-saving law would have never existed without Metro Taxi and TOPS.

GUARANTEED RIDE HOME

You’ve done your part and used alternative transportation to get to work and then an emergency comes up…what do you do?

Way to Go has a solution. The Guaranteed Ride Home® provides a free taxi ride home from the office for employees who have an emergency arise (whether it’s a mere unexpected schedule change or a sick child). So, don’t let fear of the unknown keep you from exploring new ways to commute to work. Get out there and find the alternative that works best for you!

Windsource®

Metro Taxi is demonstrating environmental and community leadership by subscribing to Windsource®, brought to us by ConservationSmart from Xcel EnergySM. Windsource® provides clean, renewable wind-generated electricity for 100% of our electricity needs. The energy that supplies Windsource is 100 percent wind energy generated or purchased from Colorado wind farms. The electricity is added to the Xcel Energy system for use across our service area in Colorado.

9Health Fair

Metro Taxi provides FREE transportation to and from all of the 9Health fair sites across the Denver Metro Area.

The 9Health Fair is Colorado’s largest and most trusted non-profit health fair program. It promotes health awareness and encourages individuals to assume responsibility for their own health. Created by a National Institutes of Health project and 9NEWS, 9Health Fair’s free and low cost health screenings and education program has earned unique endorsements from the Colorado Medical Society, the Colorado Nurses Association and the Colorado Hospital Association. Since 1980, 9Health Fair has impacted 1.7 million lives.

Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Metro Taxi has proudly participated in the Annual Denver Saint Patrick’s Day Parade for over 20
years. This parade is the largest of its kind west of the Mississippi River. Metro Taxi is always a participant to remind those celebrating St. Patrick’s Day not drink and drive, take a taxi.

“I Remember Mama” Mother’s Day Brunch

Metro Taxi Drivers Volunteer to Drive Moms to Mother’s Day Brunch at Strings Restaurant for FREE for Volunteers of America of Colorado

The “I Remember Mama” brunch is an annual event organized by the Volunteers of America Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, which is one of Metro Taxi’s largest accounts. Strings Restaurant feeds about 150 women with an outstanding brunch prepared by Chef and Owner Noel Cunningham. Metro Taxi drivers help make this event possible by providing a free ride to and from the brunch to all of the women nominated to attend the brunch.

We would also like to thank the Denver Police Department for directing traffic, making it possible for the Metro Taxi drivers to smoothly unload the of women at the Front door all of the women were given gift bags and roses.

The Epworth United Methodist Church and the Daddy Bruce Thanksgiving Dinner

Metro Taxi has been an integral part of the coalition to save Daddy Bruce’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner tradition. Based out of the Epworth United Methodist Church, this annual event brings together the community to put together boxes of turkeys and side dishes for families in need.

Each year Metro Taxi drivers volunteer to deliver these meals to families and individuals in need who are physically unable to come down to the church to pick up their Thanksgiving meal. Every Saturday before Thanksgiving members of Metro Taxi’s staff volunteer their time to help load Metro Taxis full of turkeys and side dishes for hand delivery to the doorsteps of these families in need.