Stephen Nessen, Reporter, WNYC News
Stephen Nessen reports for the WNYC Newsroom and can often be heard live on Morning Edition.
For commuters tired of cramped subway and bus rides or paying full fare for a taxi, there are now other options for getting from point A to B. Starting Wednesday, the Taxi and Limousine Commission is rolling out an experimental taxi-sharing program.
At designated stops in Midtown and along East and West 72nd Street, up to four riders can share a ride for $3 or $4 apiece. At first, the ride-shares will only be offered Mondays through Fridays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. See the map below for taxi pick-up locations.
New stands are expected to open later this year, including one at LaGuardia Airport. The taxis participating in this program will have specially marked signs.
Below is a map with the pick-up locations.
View Share a cab in a larger map