Starting Friday, taxi riders in Newark can enjoy the convenience of using a cell phone app to book a cab and the security of knowing the dispatched driver is licensed and insured, and that the vehicle they are about to get into has been inspected and regularly maintained.
The Transunion Car Service www.ridetcs.com is a joint venture of CWA 1039 and the United Transportation Alliance (UTA), a new affiliate of CWA 1039 and the New Jersey State AFL-CIO that is already 300 members strong.
UTA taxi drivers are already benefitting from the union’s many supports and protections, including access to a credit union, affordable legal assistance for traffic court, immigration support and health care, life insurance and pension benefits. Congratulations to the UTA and CWA, and welcome to our new brothers and sisters!
UTA is the fastest-growing multi-ethnic union in the state. Its mission is to transform the taxi industry. The UTA’s board of directors has gone beyond organizing to establish Transunion Car Service (TCS), which combines the ease of booking a cab electronically and the security of knowing that driver and vehicle are fully licensed, regulated and insured. “It’s the best of both worlds,” says Lionel Leach, President of CWA 1039. “TCS customers can get a cab easily and ride with peace of mind. TCS drivers caring professionals and proud union members whose background, credentials and cars have been fully vetted.”
Transunion Car Service kicks off Friday, March 20, 2015 in Newark. It is expected to be available in Atlantic City by the end of the month, and in Elizabeth and Hoboken by fall. Customers can visit the website www.ridetcs.com and download the app, or call 855-RIDE-TCS or 973-297-1111. Fares can be paid by credit card or cash.
We wish our brothers and sisters at Transunion Car Service all the best in their new venture, and ask that you support them by utilizing their services whenever possible. Congratulations, TCS!