Proposed NYC Legislation Would Put Yellow Cabs & Uber/Lyft on Single Universal E-Hail App
NYC Council Member Ben Kallos is pitching a universal e-hail app - "It gives drivers a way to cut out the middleman of Uber and Lyft and go directly to the consumer"
Proposed legislation by Manhattan NYC Council Member Ben Kallos would establish a city-run API, or open software platform, that would allow other vendors to build apps that hail taxis and other for-hire vehicles. The technology would also allow yellow and green taxis to be hailed through Uber and Lyft’s app.
“When I raise my hand on the street, I don’t care what yellow cab company stops for me. I just want a cab…People should be able to raise their hand digitally and get a response from anyone... And every driver could compete regardless of what company they drive for. It gives drivers a way to cut out the middleman of Uber and Lyft and go directly to the consumer.” - NYC Council Member Ben Kallos
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