About Me


My name is Rashid and I've been scooting people around the city for the past 13 years or so on and off (mostly on). I've done other things along the way, I was a professional freelance video editor for awhile, some photography, did some cell tower testing, and have always been interested in technology.

I have a few passions in life. I love technology, photography, movies, videography, food, and Chicago.

I was raised in Chicago, mostly on the northwest side of the city around Albany Park and Rogers Park and I’ve lived in the US for over 20 years.

Recently I’ve been busy providing my fellow Chicagoans with superb service and excellent amenities.

Visiting with my friends, Comedy Accident; it was a good time. Listen to the lovely gentlemen interview me about being a cab driver.

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How I Work

  1. My goal is to provide the best possible service to my customers.

  2. Treating them with respect is one of my top priorities.

  3. If my customer is not fully satisfied, I will take the necessary steps to make sure they leave happy.

  4. I try to provide a comfortable ride, a clean cab, and I make it my primary concern to take all forms of payments without any hassle.

  5. I also offer flat rates depending on peak and non peak hours and pre arranged fares.

Why Pick @ChicagoCabbie Over Flagging a Cab

  1. Clean cab

  2. Credit card acceptance GUARANTEED regardless of distance

  3. Flat rates available for non peak hours going certain distances

  4. Free WiFi for iPad and iPhone users (don’t use your limited data)

  5. Coming soon, free WiFi for all mobile devices including but not limited to laptops

  6. Satisfaction guaranteed or pay what you think the fare is worth*

  7. Track my cab using Google Latitude as it approaches your address

  8. Utilizing the latest technologies to provide, comfort, information, and payment

  9. Personalized interactions through SMS (text message) or Twitter

  10. Good healthy conversation or comfortable silence to your destination

  11. Affiliated with the best and most prominent cab company: Chicago Flash Cab Company

  12. SMS (or your choice of communication) alerts 15 to 30 minutes before my cab arrives

  13. Pre arranged pick ups from both major airports within my working hours

  14. On time arrival or in case of emergencies will notify the customer as much ahead of time as possible with options for other arrangements

  15. If I can’t pick you up for reasons that are uncontrollable (such as traffic) I will send one of my colleagues who is just as dedicated to the same level of service.

*Certain restrictions do apply

Check out my interview with Kelly Ryan O’Brien, “fashion-abled, culture investigator, rogue interrogator, and master of wordsmithness” extravaganza! She had some hard hitting questions.

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Andrea France recently took a ride with me. Hear what she has to say on her blog post about the customer engagement experience at http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/weblogs?blog=%2Fpub%2Fwlg%2F27800

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Lisa Gerber, Chief Content Officer of Spin Sucks, recently took a ride in my cab. Read what she has to say about “How Chicago Cabbie Grows Business Using Social Media” at her guest blog post at http://spinsucks.com.  The post was featured on www.armentdietrich.com .

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Dana Hughens tells you about “Social Media Lessons from... a Taxi Driver?” in her blog on Clairemont Communications.

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Lisa Fielding and I had a chat about using Twitter as a revolutionary force. Have a listen and a read at http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/01/04/cabbie-uses-twitter-to-reach-out-improve-business/

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Jacqui Cheng takes a closer look at who I am and how I do business. Read all about it at http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2012/01/old-services-meet-new-media-a-tweeting-cabbies-growing-business.ars

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Shaymas McLaughlin spoke with me and my friends about what it means to be the “social network cabbie”. Read all about it at http://chicagodispatcher.com/the-social-network-cabbie-p2089-1.htm

Laura June got a good conversation started on her take on the Ars Technica article. Read all about it at http://www.theverge.com/2012/1/5/2685716/taxi-driver-in-chicago-takes-his-business-into-the-web-2-0-era

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