Judge Puts Brakes On E-hail Taxi App As Livery Cabs Cry Foul

Posted on May 2, 2013

NEW YORK -- An appellate court judge is slamming the brakes on the city's controversial e-hail pilot program that allows New Yorkers to request yellow cabs using their smartphones.

State Supreme Court Justice Helen Freedman issued an emergency injunction Wednesday, blocking the one-year pilot program that launched Tuesday night with a yellow cab option on the Uber smartphone app.

New York Daily News article and photos here.

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