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AdoraS868
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1/25/2014 | 12:29:24 AM
NYC: No Taxi Hailing, Payment Apps For You
Feels like the Taxi commission's payment obtains a bit from every little thing offered throughout the latest settlement and also doesn't want to discuss. Feels like another Govt monopoly creating life more difficult about the average person simply just seeking a cab and also to pay for it effortlessly.

Adora from Gates-Cole Insurance
drewmack5856
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9/15/2012 | 9:49:16 PM
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Do you know that this is not about Uber's traditional service operating in NY (which they already do) but rather a NEW service where they use their app to connect passengers to licensed TAXICABS (as opposed to limousines/sedans). Your article doesn't make that clear. You've lumped this in with the fights in DC, SF, and Massachusetts while ignoring the fact that those issues were distinct (as limos and taxis are regulated much differently). Also, why do you keep saying that the "taxi lobby" was forcing the DC council to place a price floor in place? I read in DCist that the "Uber lobby" negotiated that price floor with the Chair of the transportation Committee, not the taxi lobby. Please clarify.

- Drew Mack from http://www.newyorkmotorinsuran...
moarsauce123
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9/10/2012 | 5:23:11 AM
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Progressive cities can be rather hilariously the furthest behind, whether you're trying to buy a soda, pump gasoline, hire a plumber, or get a ride...
Terabyte Net
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9/10/2012 | 4:22:05 AM
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Sounds like the Taxi commission gets a piece of the pie from everything sold through the current payment processor and doesn't want to share. Sounds like yet another government monopoly making life harder on the average person just wanting a cab and to pay for it easily.
Andrew Hornback
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9/8/2012 | 9:43:55 PM
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NYC taxis (using taxi for all of the famous yellow ones, not necessarily the black/livery cars) now have to take payment cards - that's been a requirement for a couple of years now.

They all should also have a touch screen information system in the back where you can watch the route that the driver's taking or, even more annoyingly, canned content from the local NBC affiliate which is usually playing too loudly.

Also, I tend to recall that all NYC taxis have GPS onboard. Some have even been demoing mobile WiFi hotspots.

Seems like Commissioner Yassky would wake up to the idea that these sorts of apps need to be put out there as it would help with emissions since taxi operators would be more directed towards fares as opposed to cruising around aimlessly looking for them.

Of course, given what the Taxi of Tomorrow (look it up) looks like, I'd almost rather walk. It'll be a shame to see the streets of the city being roamed by cabs from a French company. Although the one from the Turkish company that was in the running didn't look much better - but at least they were going to be built in Brooklyn. Bring back the Checker Marathons!

Andrew Hornback
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