New York City Medallion Owners Commend Chicago for Banning App-Share Companies at Airports

NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greater New York Taxi Association, which is comprised of taxicab medallion owners and operators, dispatchers, taxi companies, and allied industries in New York, commended Chicago city authorities for removing app-share ride companies from picking up passengers at O'Hare International and Midway airports.

Ethan Gerber, Executive Director of the Organization, called upon the Taxi & Limousine Commission in NY to do the same:

"These transportation company apps, which masquerade as technology entrepreneurs, usurp the law in New York and should not be allowed to continue to make illegal airport pickups. We commend the city of Chicago for this decision which protects local consumers and drivers. We urge cities nationwide to adopt universal apps for licensed cabs as this continued charade of rogue cab companies must come to an end. Chicago's airports join a long list, including San Antonio, Miami, Detroit, St, Louis and others where app companies are not permitted to operate.

Consumers deserve to get the cabs and the price they know, fixed by the TLC and not at the whim of a California based company. New York must follow this action of Chicago's authorities."

SOURCE The Greater New York Taxi Association