Watch this video. Laugh because it has happened to you. Then read on to learn about getting a FREE NYC taxi ride, our most recent offering from the Uber Garage.

Make “Upstreaming” a thing of the past with Uber NYC. This week we’re launching FREE NYC Taxi rides for every New Yorker. Now you can request a yellow cab with the tap of an app.

Here’s how it works:

- Free TAXI week will be available in NYC starting today, Wednesday (until Wednesday September 12th).
- At the end of your ride, the driver will input the meter fare into the driver application. 20% gratuity will be automatically added to the fare.
- The free ride is up to $25. The remainder will be charged to your credit card on file.
During Free TAXI Week, the TAXI option will only be available for one trip.
- TAXI is an experiment for Uber NYC riders and Uber’s high quality Black car service option will remain the default in the Uber application.

- You must select the TAXI icon in the app to get your free ride. Otherwise you could be requesting a luxury Uber black car – not too shabby, but not free either so be careful when requesting!

This is a really BIG deal for NYC transportation. We’re excited to offer New Yorkers a step towards more reliable, more convenient, and more accessible NYC taxi service.  If you have any questions, comments or feedback, let us know on twitter – @Uber_NYC #UberYellow, or email - supportny@uber.com

- The Uber NYC Team