City of Chicago Accepting Nominations For ‘2014 Taxicab Driver Excellence Award’

November 5, 2014

Nomination Period ends January 5; Winner Will Receive a Free Taxicab Medallion for Outstanding Service to Disabled Community

Mika Stambaugh Director of Public Information     Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection 312.744.5365


The City of Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection has opened the nomination period for the “2014 Taxicab Driver Excellence Award.”

The City will award a taxicab medallion to an exemplary taxicab driver who drives a wheelchair accessible vehicle, serves the disabled community, and provides exemplary customer service to passengers. Nominations will be accepted from Nov. 1, 2014 until Jan. 5, 2015.

The award is part of Mayor Emanuel's initiatives to promote and incentivize the growth of wheelchair accessible vehicles in Chicago and provide services to people with disabilities.

“We hear about dedicated drivers going above and beyond the call of duty to help a passenger often,” said Commissioner Maria Guerra Lapacek of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection. “Now, we want the passengers who depend on these drivers to let us know who they think have earned a taxicab medallion by providing outstanding service and to the disabled community.”

A nomination form can be downloaded at 2014 Taxicab Driver Excellence Award.

Eligible Taxicab Drivers MUST at a minimum:

  • Hold a valid City of Chicago Public Chauffeur license.
  • Be in compliance with all City laws.
  • Have been driving a Chicago licensed taxicab for at least 3 consecutive years.

Nominations will be accepted through 3p.m. January 5, 2015:

  • By Mail: "Attn: Taxicab Driver Excellence Award" BACP - Public Vehicle Operations Division, 2350 W. Ogden Ave., First Floor, Chicago, IL 60608
  • By Email: In subject line, state "Taxicab Driver Excellence Award" and email to
  • In Person: 
    • BACP - Public Vehicle Operations Division 2350 W. Ogden Ave., 1st Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60608 OR
    • BACP - Administrative Offices, City Hall - Room 805, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60602

BACP oversees the licensing of Chicago’s public chauffeurs and public vehicles including taxicabs, liveries, charter and site seeing buses, horse drawn carriages, ambulances, water taxis and tour boats. The department also oversees the purchasing of taxicab medallions, vehicle inspections and rates of fare. Learn more about BACP’s Public Vehicle Operations at


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