“It is one of the great ripoffs of the public any place I’ve ever seen” Mayor Bloomberg on the structure of the NYC taxi industry.
— Dana Rubinstein (@danarubinstein) December 14, 2012
Good! New York City will begin a year-long pilot of working with taxi-hailing apps starting early next year. The program will be pretty restrictive, but lots of the hard tech work is to ensure that the app systems work with the taxi meters. So that, you know, we don’t get ripped off. That wasn’t so hard, petulant, pouty, Ayn Randian startup boys, now was it!
Also apparently Mike Bloomberg went crazy about taxis this morning but I have no idea why.