Brooklyn Heights resident and NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission chairman & commissioner David Yassky got his way Thursday, as his Commission approved a new “e-hail” smartphone app with a 7-0 vote. Yassky wrote in favor of the technology in Wednesday’s New York Daily News.
The app will allows riders to hail cabs with smartphones that alert cabbies of would-be fares in their area. A one-year pilot program will launch Feb. 15, Yassky said in Thursday’s Daily News, adding: “This is not speculative. This is real technology. We can look to other cities and see customers using these products and benefiting from them.”