After Years of Rivalry, Uber Puts NYC Taxi Cabs on Its App

During the pandemic, Uber's food deliveries outpaced rides given to humans as millions sheltered at home.

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FILE - A passenger gets into a taxi, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in New York. Uber has reached a deal to include New York City taxi cabs on its app, Thursday, March 24, 2022, a move that will help to boost driver availability for passengers and open up a new set of customers for cab drivers. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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Uber, hit by driver shortages and a surge in food delivery requests during the pandemic, will list New York City taxi cabs on its app, a partnership that until recently would have been unthinkable with both camps fighting ferociously for the same customers. After a period in which waits for an Uber ride grew longer due to a driver shortage, the partnership will boost the number of rides available, and it gives NYC cab drivers…

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