New York’s New Taxi Plan Could Be Bad, Bad News for Uber

Uber, the application that lets you order a car service from your phone, has had trouble gaining traction and establishing reliable service in New York City, where being able to navigate the city’s byzantine transportation system is a badge of honor that demarcates real New Yorkers from the newbies and the tourists.

Now the startup has a new challenge: a recently-announced taxi plan to add 2,000 yellow cabs while also permitting 18,000 livery cabs to pick up street hails. Read More