AUSTIN -- An Austin taxi company is being honored for its business practices.
The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce honored Yellow Cab and its HAIL A CAB app with the small division Innovative Practices award. The company was recognized for its unique ideas and business approaches.
Yellow Cab's HAIL A CAB app helps people in Austin find a nearby taxi by using their smart phone. They can also track the cab's progress and schedule pick ups. Soon the app will even allow passengers to pay for the cab with their mobile devices.
“We are honored to be recognized alongside the other Innovative Practices Award winners including Amplify Credit Union and Novati Technologies,” President of the Greater Austin Transportation Company Ed Kargbo said. "We are proud to serve the city of Austin and are constantly thinking of innovative ways we can improve Yellow Cab’s technology. Our HAIL A CAB app connects drivers with passengers with just two taps on your phone and we are looking forward to speeding up the payment process before upcoming events like Austin City Limits Festival and F1.”
There were 23 winners out of more than 1,100 finalists for this year's awards.
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