Tourism biz thanks cab drivers
To view our videos, you need to
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.
Then come back here and refresh the page.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- When arriving in a new city, who gives the first impression? A lot of times, it's a cab driver. That's why Albany Hospitality Companies thanked its cab drivers with a free breakfast Tuesday morning.
County Executive Dan McCoy says a warm welcome and good information from a taxi driver are both helpful when tourists arrive. And, for folks who use taxis, drivers and city leaders also discussed a bill of rights.
"It basically outlines what you as a passenger would expect when you get into a cab, cleanliness of a cab, the knowledge of the driver, of the area and where they're going, and also for the drivers, expectations from the riders that there will be certain courtesies paid," said Peter Crouse, Albany County Legislator.
The driver-passenger bill is proposed in the County Legislature, but Crouse says is still a work in progress.