Mobile Payments Catch a Cab in D.C.

Mobile Payments Catch a Cab in D.C.Hailing, riding and paying for cab rides – at least in the nation’s capitol – is getting a lot easier.

The team at PayAnywhere is bringing national attention to some regional news that could soon be a coast-to-coast phenomenon wherever there is a need for taxi cabs.

“New legislation in Washington D.C. is causing taxi companies in the area to rethink how they accept credit and debit card payments and PayAnywhere is here to help,” the mobile payments giant recently announced on its blog.

Earlier this week airsMobile Inc. announced its partnership with USA Cabs, resulting in the first install of TaxiRadar, a next generation E-hail and smart meter taxi system designed in response to the new DC taxi commission regulations. TaxiRadar leverages the PayAnywhere API to enable in-app mobile payments via credit or debit card, completing the smart meter and secure credit card payment experience.

With TaxiRadar, not only will passengers be able to see the GPS location of available taxis in real-time and to hail one with one simple touch, but they will also experience the benefit of being able to pay with plastic, now a required capability mandated by the new D.C. Taxi Commission (DCTC) regulations.

“Passengers will also enjoy the added comfort of knowing their credit and debit card payment will be processed securely by PayAnywhere technology,” the company says.

Long gone are the days when you had to stand in the rain trying to hail a cab while still holding on to your morning coffee and umbrella or have that awkward conversation with your driver when you are short on cash and they have no way to process credit and debit card payments. Now you can hail a D.C. cab with your phone and pay for your ride with ease thanks to TaxiRadar and PayAnywhere.

To learn more about PayAnywhere, click here.