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Boston Taxi Drivers

9/10/2007 11:24:00 AM
The Metro has an interesting blurb today talking about what it takes to be a Taxi driver in Boston. I've always wondered how it worked, so if you were wondering also, here are the 3 steps.

Step 1: Goto the Boston Police Headquarters
Criminal Record Check
Driving Record Check
Drug Test
Interview
10 Question test on the rules of the road

Step 2: Taxi School
3 day course at Roxbury Community College

Step 3: Get a Job
Find a local taxi fleet where you can lease a car per shift
$77 per 12 hours
$139 per 24 hours
$700 per week

The one question that I have, is how did any of the cab drivers I've ever ridden with pass the 10 question test on the rules of the road?



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4 Response to "Boston Taxi Drivers"

  1. Anonymous Said,

    And my question to you: How did you get any of them to pick you up?

    Posted on 9/10/07, 2:06 PM

     
  2. Anonymous Said,

    Only 10 questions? I am sure it's as easy as the test at RMV. I am thinking you are serious about these steps. Wow, that scares me.

    My friend (from out of town, which is ironic) told me about this site at http://www.taxifarefinder.com. I am not sure how accurate it is, but it is a useful site...once again, if it works. So far, I tried it from airport to Davis, and Southie to West Roxbury, and it seems to be accurate.

    Posted on 2/5/08, 11:32 PM

     
  3. Anonymous Said,

    Hello
    this is the first time for me to read this site it is a Great site
    the answer to your question about the cab driver and how the people trust the cab drivers to pick them up look at these people when they are wasted from drinking all night and could even give the cab driver thier correct address I'm a cab driver and I would like to know what is your job?
    Thank you

    Posted on 6/30/09, 8:45 AM

     
  4. Anonymous Said,

    I wonder how much a taxi driver would make if he was lease a cab for $700 a week!!!

    Posted on 8/10/10, 10:52 PM

     
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