New York City Regulators Propose Rules for Taxi Apps [VIDEO]

Taxi apps have been at the center of controversy lately, with authorities claiming they violate the law and pose security risks. Due to regulatory disputes, cab startup Uber was forced to end its service in New York City two weeks ago.

Now, the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) is about to release new rules that would allow these startups to operate in the Big Apple. The authority will require them to work with the city’s own payment and trip-data system, according to the proposal. The companies will also have to obtain a one-year, renewable license from the TLC.

What’s more, taxi apps will have to allow payments with credit cards or…
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