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Taxi E-hail Apps Get the Green Light

Posted on June 7, 2013

The New York State Supreme Court has issued a ruling that blocks a temporary restraining order, which had put into question the legality of taxi e-hail providers operating in New York City, reports technology website TechCrunch. The ruling gives the green light to the three apps currently approved for official use by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), Uber, Hailo, and TaxiMagic.

In a statement, TLC Commissioner David Yassky said, “Lifting the TRO was a good decision for all New Yorkers. The positive feedback we’ve had from the short time our pilot program was up says loudly and clearly that riders want the e-hail option, and I am even more confident today that it will ultimately be available to them.”

Source: TechCrunch


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