Smartphone taxi apps are poised to flood the market, perhaps forever changing how taxi drivers find passengers, and how passengers find rides. But what about people who are either too poor, or too Luddite, for smartphones?
Sloughing off industry concerns, New York City's taxi commission announced today that it plans to take steps to allow taxi-hailing apps in the city.
Taxi Magic is a smartphone app that helps people find available taxis and which, last month, facilitated 1.2 million rides across the country. None of those rides took place in New York City. None of those rides took place in New York City.(1)