Uber strikes a deal to list New York City taxis on its app

Uber strikes a deal to list New York City taxis on its app

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Key Facts

  • Uber (UBER) on Thursday announced a new partnership in New York City that will let its users hail the city’s taxicabs through its app, and let drivers of these traditional taxis accept rides from Uber (UBER)’s customers.
  • Guy Peterson, Uber’s director of business development, said in a statement Thursday that the company is “excited to kickstart our partnership with Curb and allow Uber users to have immediate access to Curb’s taxi-hailing network, which will add tens of thousands of vehicles to the Uber platform in New York City and beyond.”
  • Ryan Wanttaja, acting commissioner of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, which regulates yellow cabs and for-hire vehicles, said in a statement that the agency is “excited about any proposal to more easily connect passengers with taxis and look forward to learning more about this agreement between Uber and the taxi apps and ensuring it complies with TLC rules.”
  • Amos Tamam, the CEO of Curb, said the partnership with Uber is “a natural step forward in the expansion of ground mobility” and pledged that “we will remain committed to our taxi drivers and fleets as we work with Uber to generate enhanced stability and financial wellness for members of the taxi industry.”

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