E-Hails For Cabs

Court Upholds City’s Pilot Program for E-Hails

The Appellate division upheld the City’s e-hail pilot program which will allow users to hail yellow cabs via smartphone apps.  A temporary restraining order that had previously blocked the program was removed and the program will proceed.  

“In New York City in 2013, common sense and the free market say that you should be able to use your smart phone to get a cab, and that’s why we created a pilot program to allow users to do just that. This decision will allow our e-hail program to move forward, and give New Yorkers another way to hail a cab. Some in the industry want to protect their business interests by blocking the use of new technology – but innovation is good for customers, and we will continue to encourage it.” - Mayor Bloomberg

http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/06/ridesharing-startups-given-green-light-by-ny-court-of-appeals/

 

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