The City of Chicago has selected Verifone’s Curb® mobile hailing app as an official app to hail and pay for Chicago taxis as part of CHICABS, the city’s e-hail taxicab dispatch program.
“These apps will create even more transportation options for Chicago residents while benefiting taxi drivers,” said Maria Guerra Lapacek, Commissioner of BACP. “By mandating that taxi drivers participate, Chicago residents will have additional transportation options and will more easily connect with a nearby taxi through the use of their smartphones, resulting in more fares for taxi drivers.”
Verifone’s Curb app is already connected to more than 4,000 vehicles in Chicago, the largest reach of any taxi-hailing app in the market.
“We are proud that Chicago chose our e-hail app and look forward to working closely with the city and its licensed taxi drivers and medallion owners to make the CHICABS program a success,” said Sanders Partee, Head of Mobile Programs, Verifone Taxi Systems.
The program, which launched this week, will promote and encourage all taxi drivers to be connected to a City of Chicago-approved taxi app in order to accept e-hail dispatches and in-app payments of taxi fares.
Licensed Chicago taxi drivers can register to drive with Curb at www.gocurb.com/chicabs.