On Valentine's Day, members of the livery car industry filed suit against New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission, charging that the Bloomberg administration had violated the law when it approved a one-year taxi app pilot program that would allow smartphone users to hail cabs by tapping their iPhones and Androids.(3)
Today, New York City's taxi commission voted to approve a one-year taxi app pilot that will allow New Yorkers to, for the first time, hail cabs by smartphone.
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)