New York City Taxi Commission Approves One-Year Pilot Program for Taxi-Hailing Apps

by Brandon Russell | December 13, 2012


The New York City taxi commission has voted in favor of allowing a one-year trial of taxi-hailing apps. The commission has historically been opposed to the use of services like Hailo and Uber, but it’s finally yielding to the digital world.

Anyone who relies on taxis to travel around NYC will know that this is a big victory, and could set a precedent for the future relationship between customers and drivers. There are limitations setup within the pilot program, such as a specific radius in which a cab is able to pick you up, but it’s a step in a direction toward utilizing technology to make traveling through the city less frustrating. If you need another service in the meantime, might we suggest checking out GroundLink?



Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...