20 Reasons to Join the TDAA

The following list represents the positive impact on Drivers due to the efforts of the TDAA, Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, and Austin Interfaith.

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  1. In its first year of operation the TDAA was awarded a Best of Austin award for "best short-term solidarity".
  2. The TDAA has maintains and operates an informative driver website.
  3. A front page, expose feature article, of the cab industry in Austin, was printed in the "Austin Chronicle".
  4. We successfully lobbied for a bulletin board at the airport.
  5. We successfully lobbied for a minimum fare from the airport.
  6. We successfully lobbied against a, financially crippling, maximum fare from the airport.
  7. We successfully lobbied for a, financially rewarding, $1.00 per person surcharge during peak hours.
  8. We successfully lobbied for a, financially rewarding, $100.00 clean-up fee.
  9. We successfully lobbied for an air-conditioned facility at the airport staging area.
  10. We successfully lobbied for representation, at City of Austin transportation department, stakeholder meetings.
  11. We successfully lobbied for additional cab stands downtown.
  12. We successfully lobbied for new pedi-cab regulations.
  13. We successfully lobbied for a health fair, for drivers, at the airport.
  14. We successfully lobbied against an increase in the airport fee.
  15. We successfully lobbied to keep charter services from parking in front of hotels.
  16. We regularly keep drivers aware of political situations that effect them.
  17. We have forged relationships with national labor groups, such as the National Taxi Drivers Alliance, and the AFL-CIO.
  18. We have had two sitting city council members, publicly declare their support, for "Legacy Permits".
  19. We have had four sitting city council members, publicly declare their support, for re-evaluating the # of cab permits issued formula.

This list is intended for informational purposes only, and in no way intended to be considered, either an all inclusive, or complete list. So remember:

I want you…to join the TDAA!