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Uber Cars Now Outnumber Yellow Taxis in New York City

Looking for evidence of the new world order? Here's some from New York City: Uber cars now outnumber yellow-cabs.
March 20, 2015, 2pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Things have changed in the city long-synonymous with the analogue taxi-hailing process.

According to an article by Melkorka Licea, Elizabeth Ruby and Rebecca Harshbarger: "Uber has thrown down the gauntlet in the Big Apple taxi wars — overtaking the yellow-cab industry in total cars on the streets in less than four years of operation in New York..."

According to data from the Taxi and Limousine Commission, Uber "has 14,088 black and luxury cars affiliated with it operating in the five boroughs, compared to 13,587 medallion cabs…" Uber managed to tip the scales despite only operating since 2011.

The article notes that despite the larger numbers of Uber cars on the road, "[yellow] cabs still make 10 times more trips than Uber cars in the city." So maybe, just maybe, Seinfeld and Sex in the City could still be made today. 

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Published on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in New York Post
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