The Uber-Taxi War: Bye-bye Yellow Cab?

There Were 10% Fewer Yellow Taxi Pickups In The First Half Of 2015

gothamist.comWhile certain tabloids had fun painting Mayor de Blasio as a pushover in the aftermath of the Uber v. de Blasio PR War of July 2015, many taxi drivers are continuing to rally against the city’s decision to not cap Uber and other For Hire Vehicle companies this year.

These taxi drivers argue that increasing competition with Uber is cutting into their pool of potential riders. And yesterday, some number crunching on the part of the Daily News suggested that this might be the case. The tabloid has analyzed yellow cab data for the first half of 2015, and found that pickups have decreased by 10% since this time last year, from 85.5 million in the first half of 2014, to 77 million between January and June of 2015.

 

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