Uber once waged war against the taxis of New York City—now the ride-hail giant is joining forces with the city’s fleet. On Thursday, Uber announced a city-wide partnership that will allow passengers to hail a taxi through its app. Here’s what to know about the deal and the implications for passengers, drivers and the city’s network of cabs.
How will the Uber-taxi partnership work?
The city’s existing yellow cab apps, Arro and Curb, will integrate their software with Uber’s app under the partnership. Passengers will have the option to select one of roughly 14,000 licensed taxis directly from their phones. Uber says it expects to pilot the
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