Judge delays New York City taxi apps

Hailing a cab in New York City. (Linda Beaverson via Flickr)
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A New York State Supreme Court judge today issued an injunction barring the city from launching taxi apps for at least another couple of weeks.

At a hearing this afternoon, Judge Carol Huff ordered the city to hold off on allowing New Yorkers to hail taxis using their smartphones until, at the very least, March 19, when she is expected to issue a decision.

“Passengers can wait 10 days to enjoy the latest technology," said Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky, in a statement.

A spokeswoman for the Livery Roundtable had no immediate comment.

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That group, as well as other members of the livery and limousine industry, filed suit against the city on Valentine's Day on the ground that the city's one-year taxi app pilot violated the law.

Read more about the whole controversy here.