N.Y. Taxi Commission May Approve Pilot App Program

With some board members still skeptical about authorizing smartphone apps to hail yellow cabs, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission’s chairman said that the panel was instead likely to consider a pilot program to allow the products for a trial period. The commission had been expected to vote on a proposal permitting New Yorkers to request a yellow taxi ride on their smartphones and allowing drivers to receive requests and confirm pickup locations, negating the need for passengers to raise arms toward oncoming traffic.