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MacLure's Cabs celebrates 100 years of serving Vancouver

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DH Vancouver Staff Sep 23, 2011 9:58 am

The Lower Mainland’s oldest running taxi company, MacLure’s Cabs is set to celebrate 100 years of service! Vancouver’s tourism industry is dependent on taxis. A driver is usually the first and last person a tourist meets in their visit to Vancouver. It is important to support our drivers who service anyone from the elite to the poverty line under sometime severe conditions and long shifts (like rambunctious suburbanites on Granville).

In 2005 MacLure’s Cabs started to “green” its fleet. Being environmentally responsible is important both to citizens of Vancouver and to MacLure’s Cabs. Over 75% of MacLure’s fleet is comprised of Hybrid vehicles, and the company is eagerly anticipating the introduction of hybrid minivans to North America. “We made a decision in 2005 to purchase hybrid vehicles for our fleet whenever possible” stated President Sucha Poonia.

Recognizing that Vancouver is known as a “disability friendly” city, 15% of MacLure’s fleet is wheelchair accessible. “Providing this service is a pleasure for our drivers. Our drivers are all specially trained to make sure that our clients have a safe and comfortable trip” stated Mr. Poonia.

Other Fast Facts:

  • MacLure’s provided the first airport service, in the 1940’s.
  • MacLure’s early fares often included picnic trips to and around Stanley Park.
  • MacLure’s fleet is 65 cars strong, primarily Toyota Prius Hybrids
  • 10 of MacLure’s fleet are wheelchair accessible Vans (15%)
  • All of MacLure’s drivers have been awarded the Taxi-Host program levels I and II from the Justice Institute of BC
  • MacLure’s Cabs have GPS and closed circuit cameras in all vehicles

For a cab, call 604.683.6666


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DH Vancouver Staff
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