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For Immediate Release:
March 27, 2012
Media Contact:
Alejandra Castro Nuñez

Miami-Dade County to present Chauffeur of the Quarter Award

(MIAMI, March 27, 2012) – The Sustainability, Planning, and Economic Enhancement Department’s (SPEED) For-Hire Passenger Transportation Division will present the Chauffeur of the Quarter Award to Mr. Kesnel Mars on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.

Mr. Mars will be recognized for going beyond the call of duty and returning a purse to a passenger.

The passenger wrote to the For-Hire Passenger Transportation Division, “I wanted to write to highly commend Mr. Kesnel Mars for his honesty and kindness in returning to me today my purse which I had left behind in the taxi from the airport to my home on Venetian Causeway.  Not only was the driver honest, thoughtful and compassionate, but courteous. He is someone who should be held in the highest esteem.”

The Taxicab Driver Incentive Program was created in 1998 to reward chauffeurs who provide excellent service.  It is administered by the Sustainability, Planning, and Economic Enhancement Department’s For-Hire Transportation Division, which licenses and regulates taxicabs. Nominations are submitted by taxicab passengers, hotel and other travel industry representatives and other drivers.  Recipients receive a plaque and a monetary award.  At the end of the year, a Chauffeur of the Year is selected from among the four (4) quarterly winners.  The Chauffeur of the Year receives a $2,500 award.

SPEED’S For-Hire Passenger Transportation Division
Chauffeur of the Quarter Award
March 29, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
For Hire Transportation Division
8th floor – Training Room
140 West Flagler Street
Miami, Florida