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Friday, August 16, 2013
Taxi sharing ideas and opinions
A Few Simple Rules for NYC's New Taxi-Share Program
The TLC is introducing some newfangled way to share taxi cabs during rush hour. Clearly, we're going to have to come up with some sort of social contract to make these cheap rides bearable. Here is a good start.
This system has riders sharing rides from designated pick-up spots throughout the city between 6 and 10am and lets them get out at any stop along a designated route. Oh, finally a cheap alternative that drives on the streets, allows people to share the same space, and lets you get on and off along a set route. We've never heard of that before!
The shared cabs will pick people up at 57th and Eighth, 72nd and Columbus, and 72nd and Third, and people will pay between $3 and $4 for the ride. We haven't quite decoded how the whole system works, but it can't be that complicated. However, we may have unlocked the more difficult mystery of how to get along with other riders. Here are a few simple tenets, but let us know if we missed any.