'E-Hail' Apps Cleared For Use By Appellate CourtPlans for smartphone apps to hail taxis in New York City got the go-ahead Tuesday from an appeals court.
N.Y. State Court Of Appeals Reinstates Bloomberg Outer Borough Taxi PlanUnder the plan the TLC will be able to issue 18,000 hail licenses over the next three years – 20 percent must be handicapped-accessible.
Yellow Cab Owners Fight Back Over Lawsuit Against 'Virtual Hail' AppsTwo groups representing livery cab drivers filed suit earlier this month arguing that the virtual hail apps violate a law that prevents yellow cab drivers from setting up prearranged rides with passengers.