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UPDATED: New York City’s taxi commission says “yes” to one year trial of taxi-hailing apps

Dec 13, 2012 7:15 am

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Since New York City has one of the best, most well-regulated taxi fleets in world other cities will likely watch what happens today for guidance on their own rules.

— Jason Clampet

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New York City’s Taxi and Livery Commission met this morning to decide whether or not consumers will be allowed to hail and or pay for yellow cab rides in Manhattan with apps by companies like Uber, Hailo, Lyft, or some other upstart.

Seven TLC commission members voted in favor of a one-year trial, with two members abstaining.

Read our updated report with further details about New York City’s pilot taxi app program.


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