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Derry Taxi Association was established in September 1981 by republican ex-prisoners to create jobs in deprived areas for those who were being discriminated against and to provide an affordable alternative public transport system in nationalist areas. The Association started with four drivers and a part time manager and despite state sponsored harassment, soon expanded to employ a full time manager with over forty drivers by the middle of the 1980s.
The Association is community based and works regularly with that community to improve the quality of life of those that it serves.
The Association grew from strength to strength during the 1980s to a point were it employed almost fifty drivers providing a wide range of transport services to the Derry public including political tours on demand for visitors to the city.
As it grew in strength the Association began to organise itself better and developed its services to meet customer demands. In the early 1990s the association identified a need for disabled access taxis in the city and applied for funding to buy a wheel chair accessible taxi. Despite considerable resistance the application was successful, as was the project itself.
During this time
the Association constantly reviewed its services to the public and with
customers needs in mind it identified a need to provide a fully
regulated private hire taxi service.
This would give the
In October 2000
the Association opened its private hire service with one saloon car and
a number of its seven seater vehicles.
Derry Taxis became a stand alone
company, providing a fully regulated taxi service with increasing demand
from the public to the point where today the Association has over forty
saloon cars along with its upgraded fleet of six, seven and eight seater
In May 2004 the Association installed
a computerised booking and dispatch system in its offices, an investment
of almost £100,000, and the first of its kind in the
The Association has also structured its tour operation and has created a website exclusively to deal with its tour services thus providing a first class service to those who visit our city.
Today the Association employs over sixty people providing a full range of transport services to the public and is contracted to various community groups, schools and the private sector.
Over the past
thirty years Derry Taxi Association has involved themselves in a range
of Charity work in order to give something back to the community that
At one point this seen a Pink “Black
Taxi” travelling around
Derry Taxi Association would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have helped us in any way to make the Association the success that it is and look forward to working with you and others as that success continues.
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