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Taxi titan’s rise began with just one cab

Faint sunlight slants through dirty windows in the basement of Boston’s biggest taxi garage as a workman with a wrench stands atop a tall ladder, tinkering with a ventilation duct.

Despite his precarious perch, the worker need not worry. A soft-spoken older man wearing a ball cap and metal-rimmed eyeglasses steadies the ladder, leaning into the base with both hands.

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