For those of you who love Uber but can’t always shell out the dough for rides in swanky black sedans, your lives may soon get a lot easier. ABC News reports that the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission is accepting proposals from smartphone mobile apps that will enable riders to order cabs via their cell phones.
According to ABC:
The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) is accepting proposals from mobile application companies that would allow taxi riders to book, track and pay for a cab using their smartphones.
Software development companies with established mobile taxi applications already in use in cities around the U.S. and abroad are vying to be considered to be the face of digital hailing in Manhattan.
We’re pretty unconcerned with who scores the proposal, as long as the app works on rainy days during rush hour.