Data: Taxi e-hails on the rise in Brooklyn

More Brooklyn cab riders are turning to high-tech ways to hail a taxi. According to data from the Taxi and Limousine Commission, e-hails are on

More cab riders are turning to their smartphones to catch their next yellow taxi or black car.

More cab riders are turning to their smartphones to catch their next yellow taxi or black car. (8/8/13)

BROOKLYN - More Brooklyn cab riders are turning to high-tech ways to hail a taxi.

According to data from the Taxi and Limousine Commission, e-hails are on the rise outside Manhattan since the launch of its pilot app program, Uber.

The smartphone app lets users quickly summon a yellow taxi or black car straight to their location with a few easy taps.

The program has already survived a legal challenge by a coalition of livery cab companies who argue that it skirts city rules governing prearranged rides, and is hurting their business.

The app runs until December, but developers are hoping that the positive response from users will encourage the TLC to make e-hailing permanent.
 

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