Mike Isaac for The New York TImes:
Regulators in Chicago have approved a plan to create one or more applications that would allow users to hail taxis from any operators in the city, using a smartphone. In New York, a City Council member proposed a similar app on Monday that would let residents "e-hail" any of the 20,000 cabs that circulate in the city on a daily basis.
It is a new tack for officials in the two cities, a reaction to the surging use of hail-a-ride apps like Uber and Lyft.
What a fucking novel idea. When given the opportunity I'll take Über over traditional taxis (in any city) any day of the week.
Once again, Darwin is more relevant that ever: "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change."