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Israeli GetTaxi Launches New York Limo Service

Israelis and taxis in New York — not exactly news, except that this story is not about Israelis driving taxis, but offering a hi-tech solution to taxi-starved New Yorkers.

On Thursday, GetTaxi Ltd. announced the launching of its new taxi hailing app in New York City, after many delays, partly due to resistance from the taxi union and the Taxi and Limousine Commission. The company now serves busy urbanites in London, Moscow, Tel Aviv and New York, Globes reports.

“We realized that we might not be necessary,” says GetTaxi VP marketing Nimrod May. “It’s easy to hail a cab in Manhattan. You stand at the curb and hundreds of cabs are driving around to pick you up. In contrast, at rush hour, when you need a cab, it’s hard to find one. This is where we enter the picture.”

Smart man. Anyone who spent quality time fighting over a cab at a Manhattan street corner should grab the new app.

GetTaxi, which was banned from using the noun Taxi in NYC, will operate under a special label, “G-Car,” offering a reservation service for limousines in collaboration with the city’s current fleet operators.

“When we founded the company, we dreamed of offering our users an app that would work in every territory and in every language in the world, and we’re pleased to see our vision materializing. We’re pleased to bring GetTaxi’s innovative technology and good, convenient, and state-of-the-art user experience to the residents of and many visitors to New York,” GetTaxi cofounder and CEO Shahar Waiser told Globes.

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5 Responses to “Israeli GetTaxi Launches New York Limo Service”

  1. Stanley Roth says:

    As a London Taxi driver I am disgusted that "Get Taxi" which is in London can even think about stabbing the taxi trade in the back by with Private Hire in New York At lest Hailo is ONLY for the TAXI TRADE.

  2. ShojibAshrafiNaAshrafi says:

    Life is very fragile and people die all the time.
    Some died in Turkey in the past days. More died in my part of Europe because of some really bad floods in the past
    week. On monday I have witnessed a horrible car accident where some old woman died in front of me.
    You know what’s the good part? There are more than 7 BILLION human beings still alive on this earth.

  3. Shojib Ashrafi Na Ashrafi says:

    I am so excited that I will be seeing the Prize Partrol tomorrow. I wonder if they are.
    going to show up at my home or work. This is Awesome and I am Grateful!

  4. bellprice68 says:

    This is great idea of launching Get Taxi because during rush hours when people looking for reliable and comfortable http://www.arlingtoncabsma.com/ then they suffered a lot. It saves a time of those people who are waiting at the corners for their turn.

  5. Well done!! Great launch…. I appreciate the thinking of Israeli company who start limo service at that time when people needed. Due to increase of traffic day by day people suffer a lot it is really helpful step for those who stand near corners and waiting for their turn.

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