Metro Transportation is proud to partner with these community organizations.
We are committed to supporting these valuable resources in our community.
Metro Taxi supports our armed forces.
Operation Healing Forces is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to America’s Special Operations Forces who have served at the tip of the spear in our Nation’s battle to defeat violent extremists around the world. Their work focuses on helping to restore the relationships wounded by the call of duty faced by Special Operators. Visit their site.
Metro Taxi aids victims of domestic violence when transportation is necessary for victims to be relocated to a safe place.
The Rose Andom Center is a place for domestic violence victims to find the safety, support, and services needed to rebuild their lives and heal their families.The Rose Andom Center opened in 2016 as Colorado’s first family justice center. The Rose Andom Center was the result of over ten years of collaboration between community based organizations and city government agencies who were committed to making it easier for victims to ask for and find help. They actively worked together to realize the dream of a centralized, collaborative facility where domestic violence victims can access comprehensive services in their journey to find safety from abuse. Visit their site.
Metro Taxi partners with the City of Golden, Colorado to help build awareness for safety on our streets.
The men and women of the Golden Police Department are extremely proud of the work they perform in service of the citizens of Golden. The department is committed to the ideas of community service, leadership, technical excellence, and creating and maintaining a positive work environment. They take pride in their ability to work with all segments of the community. Problem solving and an open communication policy with the public remain a major component of their service commitment. Visit their site.
Metro Taxi Drivers assist DPD by alerting them about crimes they witness during their shifts.
In partnership with the community, the Denver Police Department strives to operate a police agency focused on preventing crime in a respectful manner, demonstrating that everyone matters. Visit their site.
Metro Taxi Assists Volunteers of America’s mission.
Volunteers of America is the charity that always steps forward to help the most vulnerable. For over 122 years, they have taken on the most difficult tasks to help the most underserved.
At Volunteers of America, they are more than a nonprofit organization. They are a ministry of service that includes nearly 16,000 paid, professional employees dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.
Through more than 30 distinct human service programs throughout the state of Colorado, including housing and healthcare, Volunteers of America helps more than 200,000 Coloradoans each year. Since 1896, their ministry of service has supported and empowered America’s most vulnerable groups, including at-risk youth, the frail elderly, low-income families, homeless individuals and families, women and children escaping domestic violence, and those seeking affordable housing solutions. Their work touches the mind, body, heart — and ultimately the spirit — of those they serve, integrating their deep compassion with highly effective programs and services. Visit their site.
Metro Taxi and ‘Taxis on Patrol’: Making Denver Safer Than Ever
It’s impossible for law enforcement to be everywhere at all times. Annually, countless crimes are committed that are virtually unsolvable simply because law enforcement officers are unable to travel to the scene of the crime before the perpetrator can get away. It’s a problem that has affected big cities for years, but Metro Taxi and the Taxis on Patrol (TOPS) program is hoping to change all of that by engaging their drivers to alert law enforcement officers of crimes around the city whenever they spot them.
Metro Taxi adopted the TOPS program in 2011, and in less than 24-hours after implementing TOPS, the program paid off. One Metro Taxi driver saw a pickup truck sideswipe another vehicle outside of a nightclub, killing a valet driver as a result. The taxi driver then followed the truck, wrote down the license plate number, and contacted the police. Soon after, police found one of the criminals linked to the hit-and-run and arrested him.
Because of the Metro Taxi driver’s heroic actions, ‘The Medina Alert’ Program (named after Jose Medina, the valet driver that was killed). This voluntary partnership program between other agencies (including TOPS) aimed to engage citizens to report hit-and-run cases, was signed into law as The Medina Alert Hit-and-Run Bill, in Colorado, by Governor John Hickenlooper on March 25, 2014.
Ordinary people can also report hit-and-run cases via the free Medina Alert app as well.
Without question, this life-saving law would have never existed without Metro Taxi and TOPS. Visit the site to learn more about the program.