A new company has found a way to make women feel a little safer on their ride home while getting more ladies into the work force.
Getting a ride these days is as simple as raising your arm for a cab or pulling up an app on your phone to order a ride through services like Uber and Lyft. If you live in a metropolitan area, there’s almost no need for you to ever be stranded.
For women getting into a cab can sometimes cause a little anxiety for those that are uncomfortable being driven by men they don’t know. Starting next week, though, women will be able to use a cab service uniquely designed for them called SheTaxi. The company was founded by Stella Mateo, who is married to New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers founder Fernando Mateo.
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Stella SheTaxi will launch next Monday in New York, Westchester County and Long Island. Customers should note that it will be known as SheRides in New York City, where regulations keep the company from officially using the word “taxi.” Anyone with an iPhone will be able to access the service through an app on September 16. The app will ask potential customers if there are women in their party, and they will be redirected to another livery service if there aren’t.
It’s not clear whether the drivers will be using their own personal cars or if they’ll man a fleet of company owner vehicles; SheTaxi drivers can be identified by the hot pink pashmina scarves they wear.
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SheTaxi will employ a 100 percent female staff of drivers, which should go a long way to bolstering the amount of women car service drivers in New York. According to city data, women account for 5 percent of car service drivers, and they only make up about 1 percent of yellow cab drivers.
This isn’t to say that all male drivers are dangerous, but this is a great alternative for women. I’m definitely feeling this idea! This might be something worth looking into for women that want to breathe a little easier at the end of long night out.
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