Project 400: Boston taxis join The Fightback against Uber/Lyft but more needed to meet passenger demand
What is Project 400?
CabFare launched in Boston 2 weeks ago, with 280 CabFare enabled taxis joining on day 1. BUT before the passenger app is launched we need 400 CabFare enabled taxis in Boston.
To make this possible, we need drivers to apply here:
CabFare is making its technology available to all networks, drivers, and operators FREE of charge
Why did CabFare develop this technology?
CabFare developed this technology to start the first real fightback by taxis against ridesharing. It is the first taxi technology NOT limited to a city or country. Just like Uber is everywhere, CabFare’s technology can be everywhere that taxis sign up.
Will taxis get more work with the CabFare App?
Taxi trips in Boston are down 32% in the past 3 years. We can’t promise anything BUT passenger research indicates that 10% more trips will be taken at night by people currently using Uber/Lyft if CabFare enabled taxis are available - that’s up to 1 Million more taxi trips per year in Boston. This is a great place to start The Fightback.
What is the status in Boston?
The CabFare App and Technology is approved by the Boston PD BUT Payment approval still to come. On March 2 the Boston PD advised all networks and medallion owners “CabFare can be used by the taxi drivers as an app which provides safety & security [with the CabFare equipment].” BUT allowing passengers to pay their fare using the CabFare App is still to be approved.
While we wait for this to come through, NOW is the time to enroll as many Boston taxis as possible so passengers get the full experience at launch.
What is the status in Cambridge?
The CabFare App and Technology is approved by the City of Cambridge MA. The City of Cambridge has approved the CabFare app for use in the City INCLUDING payments, so The Fightback has commenced in Cambridge.
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