John McFadden no longer sticks his hand out for a yellow cab. He has plenty of other options at his fingertips.
With a couple of taps on his phone, he lines up rides with Via, a carpooling service that shuttles him around Manhattan with strangers for a flat rate of $5. When he wants to ride alone, he taps again, this time summoning a car through Uber.
""Yellow Cab, Long a Fixture of City Life, Is for Many a Thing of the Past"" is from the January 15, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Winnie Hu and narrated by Caroline Miller.