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Apps Will Help Cabs Work More Like Uber, City Says

CITY HALL — The city has selected two smartphone apps to give riders the same access to taxis they already enjoy with upstart services like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday Arro and Verifone won the competitive bidding process to provide a universal taxi app for all cab service in the city. They'll go head to head starting Feb. 1, and all of the city's 12,700 cabbies will be required to use one or the other. January 06, 2016