Taxi E-Hail Apps Get The Green Light In New York City Officially, Finally, Once Again

TechCrunch

Good news for New Yorkers who don’t want to walk outside and raise their hands in an effort to attract the attention of a yellow cab passing by: The New York State Supreme Court has issued a ruling blocking a temporary restraining order, which had put into question the legality of taxi e-hail providers like Uber and Hailo operating in New York City.

The ruling is yet another victory for technology and innovation over the evil forces of inertia and bureaucracy in New York City. More literally, it’s a defeat for the black car and limo lobby, which had threatened the city’s proposed e-hail program with a temporary restraining order issued earlier this year.

Actually, this is just the latest in a string of launches, and re-launches, victories, and defeats for the likes of Uber and Hailo since the e-hail program was first announced in December. It was…

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