So this week there was a two-day cab strike in NYC over the involuntary placement of GPS in taxis. Both sides are claiming victory, New Yorkers are a little grumpier and the GPS doo-hickeys are still being installed.
Luckily, there's a well-thought out solution to some of these irritants. RideAmigos.com is a new carpooling website that’s all about connecting neighbors, reducing pollution, and splitting rising prices between riders.
Devised by a guy whose “commute sucks” (lonely rides from his Alphabet City apartment to his Midtown East office racked up, as did his transportation fees), the free Internet “search, post, and contact” engine allows users to create cab shares anywhere in NYC, Chicago and San Francisco.
Because it rolled out this week, the site needs good people like you to post (daily, weekly, one time) routes you’d like to split with other riders.