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 Official Share 'a' Cab Experiment Begins Friday

Posted: February 23, 2010 at 8:10 am; By: Editor  

The New York Times is reporting that the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission will be rolling out a plan to experiment with the sharing of cab rides starting this Friday (February 26th). While this might represent a short term hardship for some cab drivers (since more people will be getting into fewer cabs) we can't imagine that in the long run this won't be a net win for everyone. The article points out that drivers with full cabs will, on average, make twice the normal fare but we believe there will be additional benefits as well. Those benefits will come in the form of reduced congestion and a higher likelihood that you will be able to find a cab on a weekday morning on the Upper West or East side of Manhattan. This should encourage more people to try to use a cab who would have never considered it in the past. The experiment will run for a year and it will be interesting to see what the final verdict will be. You can read the full article here: Limited Share-a-Cab Test to Begin Soon


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