Houston could get taxi app, easier dispatch for travelers

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston leaders are expected to consider a taxi dispatch app meant to help travelers wanting to summon a cab.

Houston officials on Monday announced plans for a company called Arro to develop a consolidated taxi app for the nearly 150 cab companies in the city. The measure is expected to go before the Houston City Council next week for final approval.

Arro already handles taxi dispatch in cities including New York and Chicago.

The taxi and limo industry faces challenge from ride-hailing services such as Uber. An Uber spokeswoman had no immediate comment Monday.

Houston, the nation's fourth largest city, is looking at improving transport options as plans progress for hosting the Super Bowl in February.

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