The Ford Transit Connect could soon start plying the streets of America's cities in taxi garb now that Boston has decided to approve the compact van for hire duty. Ford announced the taxi package for the Transit Connect at the Chicago Auto Show in February.
The Transit Connect is expected to start replacing the traditional Crown Victoria sedans and will be a more practical alternative to the smaller Escape Hybrid. While the Escape is fuel efficient, it's rather small for cab duty. The Transit Connect can more easily carry three passengers and plenty of luggage or other cargo. Ford has moved the rear seat back three inches in the taxi version for extra leg room. The Transit Connect taxi can also be ordered with a package that preps it for conversion to either propane or natural gas fuel systems. Check out video of the Transit Connect taxi after the jump.