PORTLAND, Oregon (March 31, 2009) - Radio Cab Company, Portland’s largest locally-owned taxi company, which includes nearly 200 vehicles and 500 drivers, is taking the initiative in sustainable business practices. In February, they became the first private-for-hire transportation service in Greater Portland to enroll in PGE’s Green Source renewable option, allowing Radio Cab’s 99-year-old garage at 1613 NW Kearney to receive 100% of its electricity from wind power.
Enrolling in a renewable energy program was the first step toward accomplishing a series of goals set by the recently formed Green Team. In October 2008, Bert Fox, a member of the Radio Cab Board of Directors, attended the Portland Sustainability Go Green Conference. He immediately formed a Green Team to raise awareness within the company and to tackle this very complex issue.