Dennis Harry

Dennis Harry started Rockaway Commuter Line, Inc. after he moved to Far Rockaway, New York several years ago. Immediately, he realized that his new home, a remote low-income community, lacked adequate transportation services. Far Rockaway residents have come to depend on his vans to drive them between Rockaway and Jamaica, Queens, New York.

  • February 11, 1997    |   Economic Liberty

    New York Vans

    Challenging Barriers to Economic Opportunity: Hector Ricketts v. City of New York

    Rather than accept public handouts after he lost his job, Hector Ricketts went into business for himself driving jitney vans.  He founded Queens Van Plan, Inc., to provide much-needed reliable van service to low-income communities in New York that are isolated by inferior, expensive public transportation.  Hector’s vans—and those of other small companies—not only put…

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